This article, published with a creative commons licence on the LSE Impact Blog, suggests a more comprehensive and balanced approach for the evaluation of public engagement, drawing on evaluation criteria commonly used in aid evaluation.

5th September 2019 • comment

Academic literature: Community engagement: Leadership tool for catastrophic health events

by Mesh Editorial Team, Monica Schoch-Spana, Crystal Franco, Jennifer B. Nuzzo, and Christiana Usenza
14th December 2018 • comment
22nd October 2018 • comment

This report presents findings from an in-depth research study that aimed to:

  • Situate the role governance plays in shaping attitudes to biomedical research
  • Explore public responses to the principles and processes associated with different models of governance, and investigate the processes that function to reassure the public and which instil confidence in the way biomedical research is governed.

26th March 2018 • comment

The Wellcome Trust commissioned CM Insight to conduct some focus groups to try to answer these questions, to help give us a better understanding of people's attitudes towards their data in order to inform future public engagement activities.The findings were launched at a Wellcome Collection event, 'Spotlight on…. Private Data, Public Good?'  

19th February 2018 • comment

Arts in Health: Book Review

by Mesh Editorial Team

A useful and comprehensive overview of how to undertake research and practice in arts in health. Contains practical advice for the management of a collaborative arts and health project (including how to manage a tender process, plan and evaluation and write a research protocol).   

17th January 2018 • comment

Photovoice Ethics is a report and ethical guide for researchers who want to explore sensitive topics with their audiences.   

20th October 2017 • comment

The Digital storytelling in research is a qualitative report published in February 2017. The paper includes a review of the history and value of digital story telling as an arts based research method for generating data about important issues.

20th October 2017 • comment

Summary of academic paper critiquing experimental approaches to public engagement advocating instead an 'organic engagement' approach with 'ecological validation' which explores the context and mechanisms in which public's deliberations and opinions are formed. The paper is not open access however a comprehensive summary is given here. 

15th October 2017 • comment

Banks, S. et al (2014). Using co-inquiry to study co-inquiry: community-university perspectives on research collaboration. Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship 7(1).

2nd March 2017 • comment

Organisations that undertake research, engagement and policy work are dominated by white middle-class men. The basic question the book attempts to answer is: "what happens when these institutions attempt working with the rest of the world, which is different and diverse?”

21st February 2017 • comment