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.

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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