"Be inspired!" Introduction to impact in IHW

Photo of Professor Jill PellThe Institute of Health and Wellbeing's mission is to provide robust and timely evidence to inform policies and practices that will improve population health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities. Making a difference is embedded in everything we do.

Our public engagement (PE) and knowledge exchange (KE) strategy is to encourage, support and build capacity for activities to share our research with the policymakers, practitioners, other scientists and the public. It is an obligation and a right to share and to have access to beneficial knowledge.

We don’t see public engagement and knowledge exchange as a separate strand of our activities. Rather they are integral to everything we do in our research and our teaching.

Not everyone needs to, or can, do everything. IHW members and associates are encouraged to be aware of public engagement and knowledge exchange opportunities and undertake the ones that suit them and their research.

IHW's champion and convenor of KE/PE and impact is Dr Sara MacDonald, General Practice and Primary Care. Do get in touch with Sara if you would like to find out more.

Be inspired!

Professor Jill Pell
Director, Institute of Health and Wellbeing