The Public Engagement team provides a coordinating public engagement function across the University of Birmingham.
The team brings together Public Engagement with Research (PER) and Culture and Engagement teams to provide thought leadership that will provide the strategy for our public engagement, strengthen the culture for engagement, provide training and support, and initiate and join up activities across the University to improve research awareness, engagement, influence, impact and reputation.
As part of our civic commitment, the team works with external partners, stakeholders, communities and businesses to foster conversations, co-creation, knowledge exchange, volunteering, internships and wider activities that promote engagement and understanding of the public value of our research. The team is currently working to develop the opening programme for the University’s new home in the Birmingham city centre, The Exchange, as well as activities on campus.
Genevieve Adkins, Director of Public Engagement
Laura Milner, Cultural Partnerships Manager
Rachael Yardley, Cultural Partnerships Officer
Clare Mullet, Head of Research and Cultural Collections
Chloe Taylor, Collections Manager
Anna Young, Curator of Objects
Jenny Lance, Curator of Art
Lauren Deere, Research Engagement Officer
Holly Pyke, Community Engagement Coordinator
Becki Orleans, Public Engagement & Research Planning Team Administrator