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.
The SciCommer is a weekly global science communication newsletter created by Heather Doran - a Science Communication and Public Engagement specialist based in Scotland. It provides a weekly roundup of science communication news and events, including academic research in the area, conferences, festivals, training and job opportunities.
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
Published Literature: Science Communication Research: an Empirical Field Analysisby Mesh Editorial Team
This in-depth empirical analysis of the research field in science communication published in 2020 looks both at strengths and weaknesses of research in the field, and a reflects on its future needs and perspectives.
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
This article introduces the ICA:UK's free resource library which is intended to support facilitation best practice.
This blog piece from Parenting Science Gang in the UK gives their top tips on using Facebook for citizen science and engagement.
The NCPPE in collaboration with UK university scientists have created a guide on how to use social media effectively for public engagement.
Webinar: Public Engagement and Involvement in Health Research: How well are we doing?by Mesh Editorial Team
In these videos, from a webinar delivered in July 2020 as part of the Cochrane Learning Live and International PPI Network webinar series, you will hear from speakers in the UK and South Africa who share their experiences of the positive aspects of engagment as well as putting forward the problems and issues within the field.
This article gives a brief introduction to the Mesh Community Engagement Network's Strategic Plan 2019 - 2022 including the theory of change and streams of activity
I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! is an online, student-led STEM engagement activity that has is run in the UK and internationally. Students log in, read six scientist’s profiles, ask them questions, take part in text based live chats and vote for the one they to win a cash prize. The project in Kenya is in partnership with the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme.
Researchers funded by the NIHR Global Health Research Programme are expected to involve patients and the public in planning, implementation and evaluation of their research. This resource guide provides community engagement links, resources, references and learning to offer research teams and funding applicants a starting point
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.
Watch a Livestream of the Clade X Pandemic Tabletop Exerciseby Mesh Editorial Team
On the 15th May, the John Hopkins Center for Health Security hosted Clade X, a pandemic tabletop exercise. The exercise was designed to illustrate high-level strategic decisions and policies needed to prevent a severe pandemic or diminish its consequences should prevent fail. The exercise was streamed live and can still be accessed through this article.
Unpacking ‘Participation’: models, meanings and practicesby Mesh Editorial Team
Red Cross's Jemilah Mahmood Offers 5 Principles for Improved Community Engagement During Humanitarian Actionby Mesh Editorial Team
Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, undersecretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies gave the keynote at the Medicine Sans Frontiere annual Scientific Day 2017. Her message was that humanitarian work needs to work far closer with local populations before, during and after humanitarian action. She emphasises five key principles to achieving this all of which would be relevant to those working in engagement with research in low income settings as well as humanitarian aid workers.
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.
A collection of easily accessible articles outlining community engagement with global health projects funded by the Wellcome Trust in 2010.
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".
Benchmarks for quality of community dance projectsby Ken Bartlett
A summary of research and consultation with the community dance sector in the UK designed to address the ‘quality’ of artistic practice, and highlight the criteria that people were using in practice in their work, rather than seeking to define a prescriptive evaluation approach.