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Meet the Public Engagement Team

The ADRN has Public Engagement work going on across the network in each Centre and ADS.

The teams conducting this work across the network strive to; undertake events with the public such as science festivals to inform publics and engage in dialogue with them. We also work more directly with publics in our areas and support our researchers to undertake their own public engagement. In addition we also understand the value of conducting research with publics to understand their views and this is an element of the work the Public Engagement teams do.

Lynsey Cross

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.

Judith Knight

Judith has been part of the Communications and Public Engagement Team at the Administrative Data Service since 2014 before the service was launched. 

Judith leads on public engagement activities in the ADS team and is currently involved with stakeholder engagement around data provision from English government departments.

Gemma Hakins

Gemma is responsible for strategic communications and public engagement, promoting and supporting the Network and ensuring cohesion and best practice.

She coordinates the communication and public engagement strategies of the different partners in the Network to make sure we work together across the UK towards our vision: better knowledge, better society.

Silvia Lanati

Silvia discovered her passion for public engagement while working in the laboratory as a research scientist. She has now more than 3 years experience in public engagement with research, from designing small activities to organising large-scale science festivals.

She leads the Public Engagement team at ADRC-England. The Centre has a busy schedule of events during the year, from taking part in national science festivals (mainly with the University of Southampton Roadshow) to planning collaborative events with other ESRC-funded investments.

Elizabeth Nelson-Gorman

Elizabeth has worked in a variety of roles in research and engagement in the community and voluntary sector, and was a co-author of one of Northern Ireland's first research projects into young people's relationships with the police, which worked directly with young people in local communities to design and deliver the project.

Elizabeth's role is to connect the public and community with academic researchers at the ADRC-NI, enhancing research impact and developing research partnerships, and develop and deliver ADRC-NI's public engagement strategy.

Carol Porteous

Carol has been working in Public Engagement and Involvement in research for over 10 years.

The ADRC-Scotland team has an active events diary at Science Festivals and events, as we as an active and engaged Public Panel. ADRC-Scotland also has a wide ranging programme of Public Engagement Research.


Page last updated: 13/07/2017