Public engagement with our research

We have a team of staff who work in collaboration with the University's Public Engagement with Research Unit to deliver a range of engagement events throughout the year.


Upcoming events…


Society and teenagers - How statistics reveal the changes in young people's lives through the last century.  Members of HSRU will be engaging the attenders with our Polo trial before the lecture starts.

Save the date – Café Scientifique, Wed 31st October: Should clinical trials be compulsory?  Shaun Treweek, Heidi Gardner, Beatriz Goulao

To find out more see our twitter feed @hsru_aberdeen 

Our public engagement events include:

  • interactive presentations;
  • family activities at local science festivals;
  • public 'cafe-style' talks;
  • and schools outreach.

Events are run as part of the University's programme of festivals, which brings our academic community together with wider society for the mutual benefit of both.

A number of our staff also facilitate stakeholder workshops and collaborate with industry partners.

If you'd like to know more about our Public Engagement activities and achievements or to discuss a possible event please contact Dr Katie Banister for more information:


Recent News about Public Engagement Activities and Achievements


Food for Thought in Malawi/Mamalita Forum

Using Chocolate Bars and Scottish Dancing to Explain Trial Statistics

Celebrations for International Clinical Trials Day 2018

A fun, clinical trials themed, event for primary school children - 22-23 May

International Clinical Trials Day - 20th May


HSRU Public Engagement Group become 'elf evidence detectives' for Christmas school activity

Explorapolo at Explorathon 2017

HSRU goes to Maths Week

HSRU Public Engagement group at TechFest Activity Weekend 2017

Heather Morgan has scored a public engagement with research prize hat trick

Public Engagement Group wins Marie Curie Award

International Clinical Trials Day 2017: HSRU's contribution to celebrations

Our public engagement team at May Festival 2017


Using 'Explorachoc' to engage the public with clinical trials and health services research

Staff and students recognised for public engagement with research

Heather Morgan recognised for contribution to public engagement with research for 2nd year running


Early Career Award for Outstanding Achievement awarded to HSRU's Dr Heather Morgan