Invite for patients, carers and community members living with health conditions

The NIHR is currently looking for reviewers with experience of multiple long-term health conditions in LMICs, to help them review research funding proposals for the NIHR Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation programme. They offer payment for completing a review. Find out more HERE

Community Engagement in Epidemic Preparedness and Response

Public and community engagement will be central to the healthcare and biomedical research response to the new Coronavirus outbreak. For guidelines, project reports and other resources derived from direct experience of implementing engagement in the context of an epidemic, please visit the Mesh Theme Area

Face-to-Face Training: Advanced M&E

This 5-day course in Oxford, UK has been designed to build on and enhance participant’s skills and understanding of M&E and work through some of the complex challenges in doing M&E, alongside other experienced practitioners. Next course: 9th - 13th March 2020. Residential fee: £1770. Find out more HERE

Hosting your Café Culture discussion 

Café Culture is an opportunity for you and your colleagues to talk about the challenges you face in research culture, reflect on what a better culture would look like, and propose solutions for how Wellcome and other parts of the system could change. Wellcome want to hear your solutions. Sign up to receive a toolkit HERE

Webinar: Alun Davies on School Engagement 

To launch our new School Engagement theme area, Dr Alun Davies from KEMRI | Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kenya gave a fantastic webinar outlining the goals, methods and outcomes of school engagement as a “win-win” engagement approach for both researchers and students. Watch the full webinar HERE

International PPI Network: Learning Live webinar series


This series of Cochrane Learning Live webinars are all dedicated to the topic of Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in health and social care research. The next webinar in the series on 27 February 2020 will explore using patient important outcomes in research. Sign up HERE. Read more about the International PPI Network

New! Community Engagement for Antimicrobial Resistance (CE4AMR) network

January 2020 sees the launch of the CE4AMR website, an online space for the Community Engagement for Antimicrobial Resistance network. They are a global gathering of researchers and practitioners who use, or are interested in using, community engagement – in particular participatory and creative approaches – to tackle AMR in low- and middle-income countries. Find out more and sign up here




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


 This new Mesh eLearning course is now available on the Global Health Training Centre here.

The 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.

Access the course for free: