Health and medical research funding agencies’ promotion of public engagement within research: a qualitative interview study exploring the United Kingdom context

@inproceedings{Bekkum2016HealthAM,
  title={Health and medical research funding agencies’ promotion of public engagement within research: a qualitative interview study exploring the United Kingdom context},
  author={Jennifer E. van Bekkum and G Fergie and Shona Hilton},
  booktitle={Health research policy and systems},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Public engagement (PE) has become a common feature of many liberal governmental agendas worldwide. Since the turn of this century there has been a succession of United Kingdom policy initiatives to encourage research funding agencies, universities and researchers to reconsider how they engage with citizens and communities. Although most funding agencies now explicitly promote PE within research, little empirical work has been carried out in this area. In this study, we explored why… CONTINUE READING
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