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Mon 17 May - Tue 18 May 2021
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Venue: Online

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


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Engaged Researcher Online - Evaluation Of Public Engagement

Mon 17 May - Tue 18 May 2021


Successful engagement with the public can benefit research, researchers and the public – but how do you go about demonstrating this change? Evaluation of engagement doesn’t just help us demonstrate the value of our PE initiatives but can help bring us closer to our audiences by giving the public a strong clear voice. This workshop will guide you through the best evaluation processes showing you When, Why and crucially How to use evaluation to give you reliable and clear data. Join this course to learn how to:

  • Demonstrate success to funders;
  • Record Impact for REF;
  • Improve your processes;
  • Have a better understanding of the people you are connecting with.

The group session will be followed by the opportunity for a one-to-one 15-minute session with the trainer where you can discuss your projects, ideas and questions and get project specific help.

This course will be led by Jamie Gallagher. Jamie is an award-winning freelance science communicator and engagement professional. He has delivered training around the world, from the skyscrapers of Hong Kong to tents in the African bush. Having had four years’ experience as the central PE lead for the University of Glasgow he has worked on improving the reach, profile and impact of research engagement in almost every academic discipline. Specialising in evaluation Jamie provides consultancy services to charities and universities helping them to demonstrate their impact and understand their audiences and stakeholders. Jamie is also an associate editor of the Research for All journal. He was named as one of the “100 leading practising scientists in the UK” by the Science Council and as one of the “175 Faces of Chemistry” by the Royal Society of Chemistry. He won the International 3 Minute Thesis Competition and Famelab Scotland. @jamiebgall

Target audience
  • PhD students
  • Post-docs
  • Researchers
  • Public Engagement Professionals

Number of sessions: 2

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 17 May   09:30 - 11:30 09:30 - 11:30 Online Jamie Gallagher
2 Tue 18 May   09:30 - 12:30 * 09:30 - 12:30 * Online Jamie Gallagher
* Optional session.

Provide an overview of the purposes, uses and limitations of evaluation.


Following this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Apply event-appropriate evaluation methods in multiple scenarios
  • Prepare useful, answerable and relevant evaluation questions
  • Devise and deliver your own evaluation plan
  • Interpret and report evaluation data
System requirements

Good internet connection: the course will be held in Zoom.


If you have troubles joining the sessions or have any queries, please contact Selen Etingu-Breslaw ( or Diogo Gomes (


One two-hour mandatory group session, and one 15-minute optional one-to-one session with the trainer.

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