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Launch of AHRC guide for engaging with policy communities

Date: 12/07/2013

Research in the arts and humanities can inform the development of public policy. Insights generated by collaborative research, conferences and seminars, briefing and advisory activities, public debate of policy questions and commissioned research can all help to shape policy and practice. A new guide, published today by the AHRC, outlines the ways in which arts and humanities researchers can engage policymakers.

Launched at an event being held in Birmingham today, the publication provides a framework for policy engagement and a guide to planning and demonstrating the extent of your engagement. The event - the first in a planned series of regional workshops - will be an opportunity for researchers to identify the opportunities and challenges for policy engagement in their own fields, develop ideas for future engagement activity and to learn first-hand from academics already expert in the field.

Among the speakers at the event will be Professor Margaret Brazier and Dr Danielle Griffiths, University of Manchester, Hugh Whittall, Nuffield Council on Bioethics, Professor Paul Weller, University of Derby and Dr David Perfect, Equality and Human Rights Commission.

For further information about the event, please go to the AHRC event webpage.

To read the new guidance document please go to the Policy Publications webpage, or alternatively use the link below.

Guidance on planning and demonstrating effective policy engagement (PDF, 3.7MB).

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