Public Engagement Team

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 1149

The Public Engagement with Research team offers bespoke professional advice, assistance and some resources on engaging the public with research.

  • Mentoring and coaching scheme (Engagement Excellence)
  • Networks: pepnet (practitioners); necnet (champions); and PIEF (patient involvement)
  • Training opportunities including workshops on evaluation, and a ‘PE 101’ session
  • Awards
  • Funding for research development
  • Resource borrowing
  • Guidance for event planning
  • Museum and University public engagement programme
  • Information about opportunities for public engagement activities and funding
  • Support with Pathways to Impact
  • Be Curious (annual research open day)

Dr Alexa Ruppertsberg
Head of Public Engagement with Research

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 1149

  • Lead the Public Engagement with Research team, which supports public engagement (PE) across all disciplines.

Shauni Sanderson
Public Engagement Officer

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 1149

  • Work with the Public Engagement with Research team to implement and facilitate vision for all research projects to include an appropriate engagement opportunity.
  • Organisation of development opportunities for researchers
  • Identification of and support for public engagement opportunities
  • Administration of Research Development Fund
  • Organisation of annual research open day, Be Curious.