Introduction

Introduction

Education and Public Engagement is an integral part of APC’s strategy. It is informed by research on public perception and understanding of microbiome science and by government policy.  The goals of our EPE programme are to foster an awareness and interest in microbiome science among the general public, including schools and young people, and to train APC researchers to effectively communicate their research to non-specialist audiences.

APC researchers engage with the community through three core programmes:

  • Education
  • Early Intervention
  • Engaged Research with a focus on Citizen Science.

Underpinned by evidence-based design and targeted communications, APC’s approach to EPE is focused and strategic. Programmes are planned, implemented and evaluated to maximise the societal impact of our research.

All APC staff play an active role in sharing our excitement about APC research, engaging with patient groups, consumers and young people, in order to encourage future generations to develop an understanding of the science issues that affect society.

For further information on APC’s Education & Public Engagement programme please contact:Dr Aimee Stapleton aimee.stapleton@ucc.ie