How to influence public policy – South West Regional Network for Medical Humanities Workshop, 29 May 2019

At a time when expertise is under increasing assault, we’re keen to establish meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships between researchers, pracitioners and policymakers, and to explore the opportunities for our research to have lasting, valuable impact on policy formation.

Join us at the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health (University of Exeter) for a day of case studies, workshop activities and roundtable discussions, sharing ideas for and experiences of influencing public policy through research.

Laura Salisbury, PI of the Wellcome-funded Waiting Times project based at the centre, and Victoria Bates (Centre for Health, Humanities and Science, University of Bristol) will introduce the day and the key themes and we will have case study presentations by:

Havi Carel, Life of Breath
Lorraine Hansford, DeStress Project
Jen Groveand Rebecca Langlands, Sex & History Project
Kate Massey-Chase (Exeter)
Katie Beswick (Exeter)
Maria Vaccarella (Bristol)
Fred Cooper (Exeter)
Arthur Rose (Bristol)

Our keynote presentation will be an interactive session exploring the innovative, publicly engaged work of the PARC Project, with Nik Brown and Chrissy Buse presenting.

Lunch, coffee/tea and refreshments and a wine reception will be provided. Please let us know of any dietrary requirements.

Places are free but please book via Eventbrite.

Travel bursaries are available for postgraduate researchers. Please contact

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