October 17, 2019

You Don’t Say! Emma Dorris on Public Engagement and How Discussions with the Public Improve Research

Episode Summary:

This week we talk to Dr Emma Dorris, a molecular researchers and Initiative Lead for The Patient Voice in Arthritis Research, about the benefits of public engagement for health and life sciences research. She outlines the challenges of involving the public in research, the benefits for scientists and society, and practical steps for researchers to take. 

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"They are fascinated by what is going on behind the scenes, they really want to know what's happening and what's in the pipeline. and they tend to be far more supportive of it and far more supportive of high risk research than people in academia are". 

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