Public Engagement Scheme

Public Engagement Scheme at Leicester

The public engagement scheme is managed by Dr Marie Nugent.

The aim of the public engagement scheme is to support public engagement activities that are related to research.

This scheme therefore offers the following:

1. Advice and guidance from the PE scheme manager for researchers to identify and develop public engagement opportunities.

2. Seed awards to pilot engagement activities or ideas. For more information, please see our FAQs document.

3. Funding to cover the costs of external public engagement training.

Apply for funding

Please fill out the appropriate form and send it to Marie:

Your application will be reviewed by Dr Elizabeth Hurren, Dr Cas Kramer and Dr Marie Nugent.

As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, please highlight any aspects of your application that address this priority on the form. This could relate to the research itself or to you as a researcher. For example, researchers who have taken career breaks are invited to provide relevant details.

* Please Note: The next deadline for seed awards over £500 is the 26th October 2018. There are no deadlines for seed awards below £500.

For any questions, please see our FAQ form, or contact Marie directly.

Successfully Funded Projects

  • Andrew Fry, Marie Nugent: Leicester BioImages
  • Deirdre Harrington: LEI-STAR
  • Mariane Pape: Movers make sense
  • Sally Horrocks: Challenging misconceptions of autism through creative writing
  • Rebecca Pritchard: Dance vs Diabetes
  • Steve Brown, David Parkin: Delusions of Grandeur
  • Turi King, Gillian Boyle, Ruth Singer, Gayle Price: Process
  • Kate Melvin, Jenny Hibberd: Curious Conversation: Mental Health?
  • Barbara Czyznikowska, Kamlesh Khunti and Nicola Mackintosh: Health and Wellbeing Drop in Clinics - the Gypsy and Travellers Community Perspective
  • Diane Levine, Lisa Smith: Alternative rites of passage; responding to the research challenges surrounding FGM
  • Esther De Dauw, Adam Smith: Missing Panels
  • Nicola Mackintosh: Diversity, ethnicity and voice: enabling women to speak up about safety concerns during pregnancy and the postnatal period
  • Helen Eborall, Manish Pareek, Gavin Brown, Cesare Di Feliciantonio, Maria Rovisco: ID-KNOW-HOW (health interventions for new migrants)
  • Steven Taylor, Tim Sayers: Children of the asylum
  • Gavin Brown, Cesare Di Feliciantonio: Raising voices for HIV


Midlands Interdisciplinary Research Symposium 2018



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The PI for the award is Professor Andrew Fry (, Director of Research and the Manager is Anna Harding, Assistant Registrar(