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 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. Here are some examples:

  • We have been closely involved in the Café Culture programme in the North East for about 20 years

  • In a project running from 2011-13 we worked closely with disabled children and young people to explore their perspectives on disability and sport

  • 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, for example the Music Embryos project

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

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