#DMUlocal’s engagement with research

Engaging the public with research helps empower people, broaden attitudes and drive individuals to challenge conventional thinking to find new knowledge to transform our society for the better.

Recently, #DMUlocal has supported the following research areas within public engagement:

  • Dr Katie Laird and Dr Sarah Younie have developed and produced a book to help children understand the importance of washing their hands. With the support of DMU Square Mile India, they are working to adopt this project out in Ahmedabad, India as part of her extensive research in the field of infectious disease.
  • Dr Monia Acciari is working in conjunction with #DMUlocal to produce an academic publication for the forthcoming REF looking at how researchers can stop the decline of cinemagoers across Leicester and invite communities back to socialise and unite through cinema outings.
  • Dr Jo Richardson’s research into homelessness in Leicester was supported by both #DMUlocal and the European End Street Homelessness Campaign to get students and staff to recognise the growing issue of homelessness within the city and to volunteer to survey those who are sleeping out.

#DMUlocal can help to engage with certain groups at an early stage to help shape an individual’s research agenda to ensure it gathers the impact it deserved. We can also help to present research to certain identified audiences to further develop methodologies and gain crucial feedback.

We are dedicated to expanding and developing our research strand through funding opportunities and public engagement initiatives to ensure your research is reaching is maximum impact. Therefore, you will find an information pack below outlining how #DMUlocal is aiming to support you further.

Should you have any further questions regarding this matter, please email Josh Hargreaves or call 0116 207 8680.

News stories

21st November 2017 – Street survey report reveals shocking homelessness statistics

9th November 2017 – Students undertake huge new night-time survey of city’s homeless

11th October 2017 – Students join campaign to end street homelessness in Leicester

19th May 2017 – Life with Multiple Sclerosis – new exhibition uncovers stories

16th March 2017 – DMU joins arts organisations to launch the first Leicester Asian Film Festival

23rd November 2016 – Research with real community impact rewarded with funding boost from DMU

16th September 2016 – DMU academic helps arrange special screening of 1916 First World War film

3rd November 2015 – #DMUlocal free festival showcases some of the best of DMU’s research