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University of Bath

Principal investigator: Professor Jane Millar
Title: Embedding public engagement across the research lifecycle at the University of Bath
Project contact: Helen Featherstone (h.featherstone@bath.ac.uk) and Ed Stevens (e.stevens@bath.ac.uk)

This project is underpinned by a concept of embedding public engagement across the whole 360 research lifecycle. The aim is to embed a public engagement culture at all phases of the research lifecycle, from conception to impact. Led by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research, the Engaged360 project team will establish a new Public Engagement Unit headed by a Director of Public Engagement and supported by a Public Engagement Officer.

A network of Institutional and Department Champions will act as catalysts for cultural change at the University and involvement of senior academics and managers will ensure that public engagement is recognised in strategic and staff development documents. Culture change within the University will focus on two key mechanisms: embedding activities, led by the Director of Public Engagement and a range of targeted initiatives spearheaded by institutional champions, aimed at expanding current areas of good practice throughout Bath and beyond. The culture change catalysed by the project will be sustained into the future through the University's strategic commitment to enhancing communication and research impact.


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