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Healthcare workers put their personal protective equipment on before entering the zone with people suspected of having Ebola.

Opinion | 29 July 2020

How can we make social media a healthier platform for health information? by Carla Ross

It’s time to see health misinformation differently. We’re calling for the health and research sector to step up and play its role in creating a healthier internet.

6 people dancing at their local library

Opinion | 5 March 2020

We're taking a new, devolved approach to public engagement funding by Imran Khan

Getting public engagement funding from Wellcome has changed. We’ve shifted our approach from open-ended funding schemes to targeted investments that have specific aims.

Blueprint for a research facility with crowds of people walking around the buildings.

Opinion | 18 December 2019

How 'connectors' bridge the gap between research and the public by Carla Ross

A surprising range of organisations, from retailers to design agencies, can provide a bridge between the public and research. These ‘connectors’ play a key role in effective public engagement.

Two farmers in Kenya looking at a mobile phone.

Opinion | 11 December 2019

Redefining public engagement with science by Carla Ross

Three ways that getting the public involved in research can help researchers solve challenges.

A group of people talking in a warehouse

Opinion | 15 November 2019

What is stopping health research reaching the people who need it most? by Pri Perera

People with fewer educational qualifications are just as interested in health research, even if they engage less with it, Wellcome Monitor finds. Could engagement practices themselves be a barrier to inclusive engagement?

People sitting at a workshop, sitting at a table

News | 30 October 2019

We are pausing the Engagement Fellowships

We want to explore how we can best meet the leadership needs of the public engagement community – to give us time to do that we are pausing the Engagement Fellowships.

Artwork showing naked adults decorated with plants and animals

Opinion | 5 September 2019

Trust, identity and health in a changing world by Simon Chaplin

What does it mean to be human? A new permanent gallery at Wellcome Collection opens today to explore what being human means in the 21st century.

Face to face interview taking place in Benin as part of the Gallup World Poll 2018..

Opinion | 13 August 2019

The most important healthcare tool is trust by Jeremy Farrar

Wellcome Global Monitor shows that 70% of people trust scientists, doctors, and nurses.

Workshop participant sticking post-it notes on a board

Opinion | 5 August 2019

Asking better questions: how we're using the discovery process in public engagement by Haidee Bell

How we're using the discovery process to understand opportunities for public engagement in areas as diverse as mental health research and online health information.

Women working at the Sanitary Pad Unit on the Amgoorie Tea Estate in Assam

News | 19 June 2019

World survey reveals people trust experts but want to know more about science

Wellcome Global Monitor 2018 shows high overall global trust in doctors, nurses and scientists, and confidence in vaccines.