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Public Engagement at Edinburgh Napier


Public engagement at Edinburgh Napier University is supported and promoted by the Public Engagement Officer in the Research and Innovation Office. This involves brokering mutually beneficial partnerships between researchers and community partners, supporting programmes and projects which bring different publics together with researchers, and providing the training which researchers need to engage more effectively with different audiences.


Dawn Smith – Public Engagement Officer


Dawn’s role is to support staff and students who engage with different publics through their research.


Dawn joined Edinburgh Napier University in November 2015 to lead public engagement activity across the institution. Having worked with, and in, the higher education and third sectors for nearly ten years, she is passionate about supporting the partnership between communities and researchers.


Public Engagement Forum


A Public Engagement forum has been set up to facilitate the activities across the school and share best practice.


PE Forum members:

  • Prof Bill Buchanan, Convenor (School of Computing)
  • Dawn Smith (Public Engagement Officer)
  • Gráinne Barkess (Researcher Developer)
  • Elaine Lambie (Research and Innovation Office)
  • Alison McCleery (Business School)
  • Kirstie Jamieson (SACI)
  • Clare Taylor (SLSSS)
  • Stephen Smith (SNMSC)
  • Tom Rye (SEBE)

Public Engagement Newsletters


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