Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre

Knowledge Exchange & Public Dialogue

Knowledge Exchange and Public Dialogue

We have a long track record of involvement in processes of exchange and dialogue.

Sharing perspectives

We move beyond lectures and debates so that distinct perspectives are shared, developed and used. We produce new possibilities for thinking about policy and practice.

We're closely involved in the Café Culture programme in the North East.

We worked closely with disabled children and young people to explore their perspectives on disability and sport between 2011-13.

We explore ‘Sci Art’ as a technique in which creative approaches can produce new understandings and expressions of the social and ethical issues of the life sciences.

Stemistry uses poetry to enable local people to explore the issues that stem cell research raised for them.

Education activities

We work with the Centre for Life’s education programme. We participate in debates and workshops with schoolchildren on ethical issues such as disability and genetic screening.

We launched an online tutorial on the ethics of children in clinical trials. The tutorial is interactive, web-based and freely available.