Our public engagement programme aims to empower people with neurological and psychiatric conditions to contribute to, and influence, neuroscience research.
We embed our researchers in a culture where they can develop the skills and experience to readily engage public groups in the evolution of neuroscience. To support this, we are creating platforms to build relationships with and engage targeted audiences that are traditionally under-represented in neuroscience.
Develop a culture where public engagement is embedded into all research programs, producing world-leading researchers with the skills and experience to readily engage with diverse communities
Create a substantial network of empowered people with neurological and psychiatric conditions so they can meaningfully contribute to the research
Establish ongoing relationships with a diversity of communities across the UK that are traditionally under-served in neuroscience
Latest engagement news
Core project streams
Working with students from Young Epilepsy, we are co-producing three elements of the new OPM scanning process; (1) the design and implementation of new child-friendly wearable scanners; (2) the process and experience around the scanning procedure; and (3) an engaging room interior.
UCL World Stroke Day Forum
Our annual World Stroke Day Forum brings together researchers, clinicians, charities, stroke survivors and their families. We hope to empower stroke survivors to engage with, and contribute to, our work, with the aim to improve prognosis and rehabilitation after stroke.
Dear World Project
Our Dear World Project invites people to talk about their perceptions of mental health and explore how this interacts with approaches taken by researchers and clinicians. Through our Dear World Exhibition in 2020 we will explore the use of labels in mental health. Are they helpful? For whom?
Public Engagement Prize Awards
The annual Public Engagement Awards recognise and reward the outstanding public engagement work of the staff in our Centre.
Public Engagement Grant Scheme
The WHN bursaries support and develop researcher skills and experience in public engagement in research, encouraging them to take a more leading role.
Each year we host six students from disadvantaged backgrounds for a two week internship, providing experience of, and motivation for, a career in research.
Our engagement partners
Our partners are vital for success in our engagement work. We are fortunate to work with a number of organisations that are in line with our vision and aims, together creating meaningful engagement work with lasting impact.