A one-day conference that seeks to bring together University of Nottingham researchers and academics with an interest in or experience of working in the public engagement/policy impact space.
The conference features masterclasses, debates and pecha kucha showcases of best practice in research impact on policy and public engagement, delivered by experts from Government, Research Funders and NGOs including the Wellcome Trust, RCUK, ESRC and the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology.
Organised by the newly-formed Nottingham Public Engagement Network, this event will explore the University’s refreshed approach to engaging the public, policymakers and global communities of practice with our research, teaching and everything in between.
Both the practical and the wider political context that frame the role of universities and ‘expertise’ will be explored. For example, the conference will include discussions on recent Brexistential challenges — including the suggestion that the public are “bored of experts” which has prompted many in the university and research community to re-examine the role of expertise and evidence in public life and political debate.
The event will also feature masterclasses on first steps and next steps, presenting research findings for a non-expert audience, writing pathways to impact into bids and measuring and demonstrating impact.
This conference is free for University of Nottingham academics and professional staff.