Policy Briefing: Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic: ethical considerationsby Mesh Editorial Team, Nuffield Council on Bioethics
This policy briefing from The Nuffield Council on Bioethics sets out the key ethical considerations relevant to public health measures being introduced to manage the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK.
Report: Trust Me I am a Scientist: Exploring the role of trust within international health researchby Mesh Editorial Team, Wellcome Trust
This report is based on conversations that took place at the Fifth Wellcome Trust International Public Engagement Workshop ‘Trust Me I Am a Scientist: Exploring the role of trust within international health research’, held in November 2013. The workshop aimed to reach a clearer understanding of what is involved in developing and maintaining trust among relevant actors and groups engaged in international biomedical research, and the implications of this for strengthening community and public engagement strategies.
Published Literature: Reflections on running an International Public Health Film Competitionby Mesh Editorial Team, kartiksharma
This paper describes an International Public Health Film Competition held in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic and shares learning from the process for future film festivals
This interactive Mesh learning webinar held in September 2020 explored the possibilities for community engagement with health research when we cannot meet in person. Find the recording here
The International Network for Public Involvement and Engagement in Health and Social Care Research was launched in London on 27th November 2017. Our vision is for a world where patient and public involvement is an integral part of health research.
Literature: Planning for the social and economic impacts emerging from school-university engagement with researchby Mesh Editorial Team
In this article from the Journal of Science Communication (2015) the authors reflect on their work with teachers and students at a local school in Milton Keynes in the UK. They propose a flexible and adaptive metric to support all stakeholders with planning school engagement.
Literature: Who should decide about children’s and adolescents’ participation in health research?by Mesh Editorial Team
This paper from BMC Medical Ethics explores how researchers and research centres can activtly involve children and young people in health research activities and in the development of research proposals. They used group discussions with community members and schools students in rural Kenya to explore views on the topic.
Academic literature: Community engagement: Leadership tool for catastrophic health eventsby Mesh Editorial Team, Monica Schoch-Spana, Crystal Franco, Jennifer B. Nuzzo, and Christiana Usenza
Unpacking ‘Participation’: models, meanings and practicesby Mesh Editorial Team
Research Paper: Gadflies biting science communication: engagement, tricksters and ambivalence onlineby Mesh Editorial Team
This research paper from H, Riesch of Brunel University provokes those interested in the use of online spaces for large-scale engagement with science to think beyond the idealised notion and expectation of orderly deliberative spaces for ‘rational’ debate but to embrace fruitful disruption of such spaces as potentially productive in disrupting power and stimulating a genuine engagement.
Community Health Decision-Making: The Power of Focus Groups in Rural Communitiesby Mesh Editorial Team
This study, which took place in the U.S, may be of interest to Mesh readers interested in the power of 'community voice' on decision-making in health policy and research.
Workshop Report: ‘Community Engagement – Under the Microscope’ in Thailand in June 2011by Mesh Editorial Team
A summary of a report exploring Community Engagement, what it means to global health researchers and its relationship to research ethics.
Literature: Book: The Science of Science Communicationby Mesh Editorial Team
Review of 2017 publication containing 47 essays on science communication through broadcast, social media and scientific publication channels.
Literature: The Value of Hands-on Activity In Science Engagementby Relating Research to Practice
This document from Relating Research to Practice provides practitioner briefs and links to four key pieces of research on the value and practicalities of engaging audiences with science through crafting, hands-on activities, or "tinkering".