Public engagement

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


Opinion | 27 September 2018

Collaboration was key to success in latest Public Engagement Fund awards by Greer Roberts, Alexandra Parsons

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Our work

How we engage the public

The people, projects and places we support include everyone from small community groups and charities to Nobel Prize winners and national galleries.

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.

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.

The arts

We support artists and arts organisations to explore science and health through the work they create, the way they share their ideas, and the collaborators they work with.

Public views on science and health

Wellcome collects public views on topics such as science, health and medical research through our Monitor surveys.


Wellcome Global Monitor Questionnaire Development Report [PDF 939KB]

  • February 2018

A report about how the questionnaire for the Global Monitor was developed to collect people's views about science and key health challenges.

The Art of Health [PDF 6.3MB]

  • November 2016

This report is based on discussions at our annual international engagement workshop, which was held in Mumbai, India, in 2016. It explored the use of creative and artistic methods in engaging communities with science and health research.

International public engagement: gathering views of engagement with research across Africa and India [PDF 721KB]

  • September 2016

We examine attitudes to public engagement with research across our funding portfolio in low- and middle-income countries.

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