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Webinar: Public Engagement and Involvement in Health Research: How well are we doing? 

Join our webinar on 15th July 2020 which has been organised in partnership with the International PPI Network and the NIHR Global Health Programme. Speakers from the UK and South Africa will share their experiences of running and taking part in engagement work and offer their views on the successes and gaps in current practice. Find out more and sign up HERE

Job Opportunity: Senior Programme Manager in Community Engagement and Involvement

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Central Commissioning Facility in London, UK is looking for a Senior Programme Manager in Community Engagement and Involvement to support the global health research programme's growing portfolio. Deadline for applications is 3rd July 2020. Find out more HERE

eLearning course: Good Participatory Practice (GPP) Online Training 

This free 10-week interactive and online course will help researchers and clinical trial stakeholders apply AVAC and UNAIDs GPP Guidelines in their unique settings. Enroll now at engage.avac.org or click HERE

Survey: What kind of engagement is feasible during COVID-19?

NIHR is seeking to understand what kind of community engagement activities are feasible in low- and middle-income countries during the COVID-19 pandemic, including how much CE activities have changed and been adjusted to the new situation. Read more HERE and complete the survey by 3rd July 2020 by clicking HERE

Research ethics in global health emergencies: New online course

Based on the Nuffield Council on Bioethics report, this new course explores core ethical issues that arise during research in global health emergencies, and highlights how they sometimes go beyond those covered in traditional research frameworks. Certificates available, to start the course here

Calling all science engagement initiatives!

Could your project become the Falling Walls Science Engagement of the Year 2020? All forms of science engagement and outreach projects that break the wall between science and society can apply. Enter the competition to get the chance to present your project to an audience of global leaders in Berlin, Germany. Deadline for applications: 30th June 2020. Apply HERE

New Report: Five "P"s to Watch in COVID-19 vaccine research

U.S-based non-profit AVAC, has published a new report Five “P”s to Watch: Platforms, process, partnerships, payers and participatory practices that drive vaccine development which tells the story of how HIV vaccine research is making the search for a COVID-19 vaccine faster, safer and more inclusive. Download it HERE

PCST Webinar: Science Communication and COVID-19

COVID-19 presents one of the largest science communication challenges ever, with rapidly evolving science, enormous social and economic impacts and a rising global death toll. If you missed the PCST webinar exploring the topic, the recording is now available on their website and YouTube channel HERE

Guide: Meaningful engagement online 

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, UK National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement has crowd-sourced a guide to creating and running virtual meetings and events. The guide draws on the expertise in our sector around online engagement and aims to help us all develop meaningful and valuable experiences online. Download it HERE

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The Practice and Ethics of Participatory Visual Methods for Community Engagement in Public Health and Health Science

 

This FREE 8-module course has been developed for use by engagement practitioners who are relatively new to the field of participatory visual methods and want to learn more about what they are and how to work with them. It is most fitting for those who already have some experience in facilitating participatory processes or in using qualitative research methods. The course also aims to support health science researchers who wish to include visual methods when engaging local communities and wider publics in their work. CLICK HERE TO BEGIN