Case Studies

Here are some stories of public engagement experiences – successes and lessons learned.

We would love to hear about your experiences of Public Engagement activities. If you would like to share your story, please contact us.
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Dr Chris Speed

Reader, Edinburgh College of Art.
Chris Speed is a research active designer working within the field of Digital Architecture, Human Geography and Social Computing and has sustained a critical enquiry into how digital technology can engage with the field of architecture and human geography through a variety of established international digital art contexts.
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Professor Graham Turner

Chair in Translation & Interpreting Studies, Heriot-Watt University
Graham Turner has been carrying out research around the topic of sign language for over 20 years and has managed a variety of research and knowledge exchange projects.
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Sarah Morton

Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, University of Edinburgh
Sarah has worked at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) for nine years, taking a lead on a range of activities that aim to make research more accessible beyond the academy, and building networks of academics, policy makers and practitioners to improve knowledge exchange.
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Jen Wood

General Festival Manager at Edinburgh International Science Festival
Jen Wood talks about public engagement at the ‘Engaging with Festivals’ Edinburgh Beltane breakfast networking session.
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Dr Iona Beange

Full Time Science Communicator, University of Edinburgh
Iona Beange transformed public engagement from a fulfilling extra-curricular activity into a promising and rewarding career.
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Professor José Torero

BRE/RAE Chair in Fire Safety Engineering, University of Edinburgh
Jose Torero has been involved in a number of public engagement activities and talks about how he got started in public engagement and lessons he has learned along the way.
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Professor Antonella Sorace

Professor of Developmental Linguistics, The University of Edinburgh
Antonella Sorace’s research focuses on a number of interrelated questions that bring together linguistics, experimental psychology and cognitive science. She is committed to disseminating the findings of research on bilingualism outside academia.
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