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Engaged Research


Engaged Research brokers and supports opportunities for researchers to collaborate and co-produce their research with external partners and organisations.

In alignment with the University’s vision for engaged research, we promote the values of partnership and collaboration in research by building and sustaining mutually beneficial research relationships and champion a culture where staff and partners feel valued and supported in their research engagement activities.

The expertise and skills of our FMHLS technical staff have been invaluable in the organisation and delivery of our public engagement events and activities; Faculty Engagement helps support the Technician Commitment by enabling their expertise and skills to be recognised and developed in this area.
The Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) enables universities in the UK and Ireland to invest in medical and clinical sciences, public health, social sciences and medical humanities.
At Queen’s we have configured this ISSF project around two areas of translational research excellence:
1. Our Ophthalmic and Respiratory disease programmes are integral components of the newly-formed Institute for Health Sciences (IHS) which integrates clinical and scientific researchers into focused areas of excellence to deliver high-quality science with translational impact.
2. Research into ophthalmology and respiratory diseases are the primary focus of CEM which is accommodated within the new £32m Wellcome Wolfson building which opened in Sept 2015.

In conjunction with the Department of Health and the Public Health Agency, Faculty Engagement organised a Homelessness and Health conference which brought together front line staff, key policymakers and experts from services elsewhere in the UK and Ireland to discuss a range of public health topics in relation to homelessness.