The annual Pint of Science festival highlights the importance of communicating and engaging the public with science. With our latest grant for Enterprise, Exchange and Engagement Activities in Knowledge Mobilisation between patients, maternity care staff, third sector organisations and academia on childbearing with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, this is what we are keen to do.
Public engagement with pint of science allowed us to share our #EDSMaternity findings with a wider public audience. A few audience members identified themselves as medical and nursing students in particular…all enjoying a pint!
To ensure that we could engage with as many people as possible, we also filmed our public engagement lecture to share online.
Feedback was positive, and our public engagement in research worked out well in this case. Here, we were also able to see how the public responded to our findings as they were laid out for a lay audience. It was interesting to note how others began to situate themselves in the research whilst reflecting on their own experiences.
If you would like to follow the progress of work going forward..
Until next time…Look after yourselves and each other 💚💙💜❤