Our vision is to empower people with neurological and psychiatric conditions to contribute to, and influence the research of the Centre and across the UK.
Develop a culture of embedded public engagement, producing world-leading researchers with the skills and experience to effectively engage with the public
Create a network of people that are actively contributing and influencing the work of the Centre
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.
The PLORAS (Predicting Language Outcomes and Recovery After Stroke) group are working with people with aphasia to develop tools to predict a person’s projected language recovery following stroke.
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.