NIH research into the ethical challenges faced by community research workers

Image: Visa Tyakaray

Researchers at the National Institute of Health in U.S. are exploring the practical and ethical challenges faced by ‘community research workers’ or ‘field workers’ in health research programmes. They're in the process of reviewing the literature and are appealing for help. Does your programme have a different title for this role? Do you have policies or reports about their work that you could share? Please get in touch with Annette Rid at the Department of Bioethics, NIH (

Postdoctoral opportunity: Research Associate in Public Engagement in Global Health 

An exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher to join the Institute for Global Health at Keele University (UK), as a member of the Eclipse team. The ECLIPSE (Empowering people with Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: Intervention Programme to improve patient journey and reduce Stigma via community Education) study will start on 1 November 2019 with country teams in Brazil, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka and the UK. Closing date: 28th August 2019. More details here

Innovative engagement projects in Cambodia and Kenya receive Oxford's Public Engagement with Research Award 


Congratulations to the community engagement teams at Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) and KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) for their Public Engagement with Research Awards

Read more about MORU's drama project, that helped spread the word about vaccines in remote villages in Cambodia, here

Read more about KWTRP's School Engagement Programme, that brings science and health research to Kenyan schools, here

Job opportunity: Freelance Public Engagement Editor and Writer

Oxford University Clinical Research Unit Viet Nam (OUCRU) is currently looking for a Freelance Public Engagement Editor and Writer for 1 year. It is expected that the Freelancer will be based in the UK, or elsewhere, but will need to be able to travel to Ho Chi Minh City for periods during the appointment. Find out more about the opportunity and how to apply here

New funding model to replace the Wellcome Public Engagement Fund 

This autumn Wellcome will be announcing new partnerships that will allocate funding to innovative public engagement projects. To allow them to do so, they have closed the Public Engagement Fund. There is a blog on their website explaining more about the changes