As part of the group dissemination strategy, engaging with general public is of vital importance for our research to strengthen relevance, responsiveness and accountability and to build trust. Public engagement is by definition a two-way process, involving interaction and listening, with the goal of generating mutual benefit.
Project 2016-2017: Taking part in a neuroimaging study: What is it like to have a brain scan?
Project 2020-2021: The Illustrated Patient Information Sheet
Communication of science and clinical studies is difficult, particularly when engaging with the general public. Scientific methods and concepts are complex and highly specialised, making the presentation of this information to a layperson audience particularly problematic. This is a serious situation when clinical patients are involved and where the clear communication of diagnostic methods, treatment regimes and routes to recovery are essential. The proposed illustrated patient information sheet wants to facilitate the communication of a PET/MRI study to the patients involved in the study
SPONSOR by School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences
Wellcome EPSRC Centre for Medical Engineering (CME)