[ACADEMIC] Public Engagement. Workshop 2/3: Community Engagement #ERA1819 [email protected]

I am just returning from the second out of three courses on the NCCPE Engage Researchers' Academy, where academics with a desire to do public engagement well, and share those insights with their colleagues, met together in Bristol for 2 days. We were focusing particularly this session on community engagement, ethical issues, and measuring impact. We are asked to prepare before the course a couple of inputs, including sharing an ethical research dilemma and an…

[FUNDING/RESEARCH/CANCER] Onto Second Round for Social Media Bid with @MacmillanCancer

Macmillan, a cancer charity, seeks to undertake research with impact, keen to invest 'in research that will deliver long term benefits for people living with cancer'. As someone who has found herself in 'the cancer world', and as a digital researcher, I was not surprised to find how helpful Facebook groups (along with other social media, and the occasional foray into an official forum) were in helping source information, especially when appointments with the medical…

[CANCER] Celebrating Clear Scans + @macmillancancer Digital Nurse #BreastCancer

Tomorrow is 6-weeks post-surgery, time that has gone both fast and slow... Last time I wrote I'd had the pathology returned, and had had scans as to whether the cancer had spread... and had succumbed to a wound infection. Apparently having bone and CT scans are pretty normal, but I hadn't expected them, so that sounded like pretty bad news! So it was with a lot of nervousness that I went in, to be told that…