Public engagement

Public engagement involves conversations about science and health research in unexpected places and surprising ways.

Our work

How we engage the public

Science and health research affects all our lives. We start conversations about it in unexpected places and surprising ways.

Public engagement support for researchers

Sharing your ideas with the public and getting new perspectives can enhance your research. We offer public engagement funding, advice and training opportunities for all Wellcome-funded researchers.

Major public engagement initiatives

Our major public initiatives have connected millions of people with research in new ways.

Broadcast and film

We help develop broadcast and film entertainment that explores the human condition.

Digital games

We work with games developers and publishers to help make entertaining digital games.

Public views on medical research

The Wellcome Trust Monitor is a survey exploring the UK's views on medical research.

Reports

Wellcome Trust Monitor: Wave 3 summary report [PDF 442KB]

  • April 2016

Our Monitor survey explores the public's thoughts on medical research, science and health. Every three years we survey hundreds of adults and young people across the UK.

Wellcome Trust Monitor: Wave 3 full report [PDF 1.8MB]

  • April 2016

Our Monitor survey explores the public's thoughts on medical research, science and health. Every three years we survey hundreds of adults and young people across the UK.

Exploring barriers to public engagement by UK researchers: research results [PDF 145KB]

  • December 2015

Infographic showing the findings of a national survey on the factors that affect public engagement by researchers across the UK.

More reports