Our Public Engagement Vision:
Engaging the public about the Centre’s world leading research and highlighting its impact and societal implications will be embedded in the Centre structure. Public engagement informs our research, and enhance our teaching and learning. Every member of the Centre is strongly encouraged to take part, underpinned by professional support.
We stimulate debate on issues affecting our patients, and create strategic partnerships with patient and public groups. This allows us to ensure research advances make a difference to the lives of patients and their families.
While we will encourage our researchers to work with the public most appropriate to the purpose of their engagement activity, Centre-led activity and support will particularly target:
- Patients with conditions relating to brain, heart or cancer and those who care for them. This group is affected by our research so engaging with this group will provide a voice for the end-users of our work, which will lead to better informed researchers, and more relevant, impactful research.
- Underserved children and young people aged under 25, living in London.
This group may be interested in finding out about careers available, to inspire the next generation of researchers and encourage STEM careers.
- Local community groups based in Lambeth & Southwark, currently under-represented in our research. These groups are local to where the Centre is based so is part of their community