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ADRC Wales public engagement

Public engagement leads to better research

At ADRC Wales engaging with the public and our community is a key part of our work. 

The ADRC Wales Public Engagement team attend many events throughout the year to promote ADRC-W and the research conducted using data. Public engagement events offer opportunities to promote the work being done by researchers, gauge the public’s opinion on ADRC-W research, and ignite collaboration opportunities.


Meet the Public Engagement Team

ADRC Wales has a dedicated Public Engagement Officer, Lynsey Crossl.s.cross@swansea.ac.uk

Lynsey discovered her passion for public engagement through teaching. She went on to work at the Welsh Government anti-poverty programme Communities First, identifying health needs and addressing these by co-producing initiatives with the most deprived communities.

Lynsey’s role for ADRC Wales involves developing public engagement strategies, co-producing innovative engagement activities, coordinating a consumer panel, as well as establishing and building a public engagement network.


Who are the public?

The term general public covers a broad range of people who may have very different backgrounds, interests and opinions. There are many different groups that ADRC Wales engages with:


Working with the general public

ADRC-W works to improve and create dialogue between researchers and the general public through:

  • Public consumer panel comprising 16 members to advise on, support and advocate ADRC-W work: Terms of Reference
  • An ADRN Public Engagement Working Group with regional points of contact
  • Involving patients, service users, carers and the general public in our research
  • Providing online resources to explain and showcases the benefits of data linkage research, including 100 Ways of Using Data to Make Lives Better
  • Hosting and participating in public focused workshops, seminars, meetings, events and online discussions
  • Encouraging our partners to embed public engagement in their work from design through to dissemination and beyond
  • Public outreach activities that promotes the field of health informatics research and encourages and supports the next generation of eHealth investigators, including schools engagement programmes


ADRC-W public engagement events

ADRC-W regularly organises public events, to generate meaningful two way conversations about our research and its impact.

ADRC-W Mathematics Masterclass for Girls at Swansea University

Upcoming events

  • ADRC Wales public engagement training 22 June 2017
  • Consumer panel 28 June 2017
  • British Heart Foundation bike ride 16 July 2017
  • Swansea University Science Festival 08-10 September
  • British Heart Foundation Annual Conference, Swansea University 12 September 2017
  • Consumer Panel 28 September
  • Carmarthenshire 50+ forum event TBC
  • Techniquest After Hours TBC

Find out more about our public engagement events: Contact Lynsey Cross or sign up to our digital network newsletter.


How to get involved

  • Sign up to our public digital network to actively get involved and be informed about ADRC-W public engagement news and events
  • View digital network newsletters for ADRC-W public engagement updates - first issue due Summer 2017
  • Discover how ADRC-W research can help make lives better:

Assessing health impacts of adult participation in sport in Wales (external link)

Assessing the impacts of Supporting People on health service use in Wales (external link)


By finding out what members of the public think about ADRC-W research and feeding back public views into decision-making and governance processes, ADRC-W can ensure its work continues to reflect the interests and values of members of the public.

Read more about public engagement.


Page last updated: 28/06/2017