New Uploads on Mesh: Evaluation Case Studies

We are happy to present four case studies from the Mesh 'Evaluating Community Engagement Workshop'.
The workshop focus was on how evaluation is being undertaken across the Wellcome Trust Major Oversees Programmes (global health research programmes) and other programmes attempting to embed engagement in the work of a biomedical research institute and exploring the varied programmes, projects, and the theoretical and conceptual evaluation frameworks. 

Examples include a programme wide evaluation from Kenya, the evaluation of an exhibition and outreach programme in Malawi, and a rural schools science theatre programme in Vietnam. The final piece this month is an overview of the workshop attendee's discussion on the use of 'Critical Realist' evaluation.
Please keep an eye out as there is more to come.

Feel free to share your own engagement programme/project reports and evaluations with us at Mesh.


  Digital Storytelling and PhotoVoice on Mesh

This month we have uploaded an overview of digital story telling for those interested in using participatory photography in engagement.

Digital Storytelling in Research: A Systematic Review


Opportunities for in person training with the London based organisation PhotoVoice alternatively for those outside of the UK we are please to remind you that our e-learning page features opportunities to join online webinars from the organisation StoryCentre.

  Upcoming Event

Genome Editing Public Engagement Synergy - 'What Works' Event
Thursday October 26, 2017 - 11:00-4:00pm 

Wellcome, Gibbs Building, London.
This event is the first of three events looking to explore approaches for public engagement with genome editing.

For researchers, public engagement professionals and other stakeholders with an interest in or experience of public engagement with genome editing.

Cost: Free

For those who can't make it keep your eyes pealed for Mesh's report and associated materials in the coming months.


 News from the Field

Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, undersecretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies gave the keynote at the Medicine Sans Frontieres Annual Scientific Day 2017. Dr Mahmod 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.

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