The Our Health project has been selected to receive Principal's Teaching Award Scheme funding. Our Health projects create community-based research that invites local communities to set real-world research questions and agendas around health and wellbeing. The project is based on the ‘science shops’ model that is used widely across Europe to try to bridge research institutes and wider society.
The Principal's Teaching Award Scheme funding that Our Health and Alette Willis, Programme Director for the MA in Health, Science and Society, Senior Lecturer School of Health in Social Science, have been awarded will allow the Our Health programme to undergo a robust evaluation across 12 months that will provide an evidence base that will inform the evolution of the programme going forward.
I am delighted that Alette and I have been selected for the PTAS award. We are really looking forward to using this award to strengthen the community-based research and experiential learning opportunities that the Our Health programme offers undergraduate and postgraduate students.