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RD-PE-004 - Introduction to evaluating public engagement

This session will look at some of the commonly used techniques and approaches to evaluating public engagement projects, including planning and embedding evaluation into public engagement activities, capturing feedback in innovative ways, and producing meaningful evaluation reports that can be used as evidence of Impact. This session will be useful for anyone hoping to demonstrate the benefits of their public engagement activities, including those developing REF Impact Case Studies related to public engagement.

The session will cover:

Why should you evaluate?
How to include evaluation in your project plans
Questions to ask yourself
Questions to ask others
Terminology and language
Evaluation methods
Tools and top tips...

Kimberley Freeman is Executive Officer for Public Engagement, and Director of the Centre for Public Engagement at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Kimberley has worked in public engagement and science communication for the past eight years, having previously been Partnership Communications Manager at the Medical Research Council (MRC), Public Engagement Manager at UCL, and Public Engagement and Publications Co-ordinator at The Royal College of Pathologists. She has experience supporting REF Impact Case studies related to public engagement, and has been involved in discussions around how public engagement is reflected in REF2021.


Provided by: Researcher Development


Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Venue: Webinar, Online, Internet

Time: 13:30 - 16:30


  • Ms S Barnes