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.

19th May 2021 • comment

Final report and project reflections from 'It’s OK to Talk', an adolescent and youth-focused programme started in 2016, which aimed to increase awareness about mental health and wellbeing, so that more young people feel able to engage in dialogue on mental health.

25th November 2019 • comment

This 2019 report was commissioned by the Wellcome Trust to catalyse future discussion amongst a broad set of stakeholders about ways of strengthening community and public engagement in global health

24th May 2019 • comment
21st May 2019 • comment

Building ecosystems for sustainable engagement projects

by Abraham Mamela, Mesh Editorial Team
12th February 2019 • comment

The 3MT competition aims to cultivate academic presentation and research communication skills, especially the crucial ability to effectively explain academic research to a non-specialist audience in a short amount of time. At the competition in Thailand, 9 doctoral candidates from MORU and OUCRU competed against the clock to present their thesis to an audience of secondary school students.

16th January 2019 • comment

The Hip Hop Health project facilitated the collaboration of young people with health researchers in South Africa to frame research questions, undertake investigations in their communities, and then write and perform hip hop music to share their findings

18th October 2018 • comment

This report is a synthesis of discussions held at the Wellcome Trust International Engagement Workshop: 'Telling Stories'. Points raised touched upon the practical and theoretical challenges involved in translating science to diverse audiences, using creative methodologies in public engagement, and working with diverse and vulnerable groups. This report is a synthesis of the discussions, key points and key questions raised at the workshop.

27th March 2018 • comment

The Wellcome Trust’s Science Education Tracker is a survey of young people’s attitudes toward, and experiences of, science education and careers in England. The findings of this survey informed multiple reports, including this one looking at young people’s views on science education.

26th March 2018 • comment

This report, commissioned by the Wellcome Trust in 2006, presents the results of qualitative research exploring public attitudes towards the governance of biomedical research.

26th March 2018 • comment

The Wellcome Trust commissioned report from 2013 on the general public’s attitudes to different types of personal data and data linking. The research looked at whether health data are viewed differently from other types of data, and what are the perceived risks and benefits, to self and society, of linking different kinds of data for research and other purposes.

19th February 2018 • comment

This report is based on conversations that took place at the Wellcome Trust’s fifth international engagement workshop ‘Trust Me I Am a Scientist’. The workshop took place in the UK in November 2013.

12th February 2018 • comment

A summary of a report exploring Community Engagement, what it means to global health researchers and its relationship to research ethics. 

29th September 2017 • comment

A collection of easily accessible articles outlining community engagement with global health projects funded by the Wellcome Trust in 2010. 

29th September 2017 • comment

Vietnamese artist Lena Bui discusses the participatory arts project 'Sacred Water' which took place in 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. 

25th August 2017 • comment

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.

6th April 2016 • comment