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PER Facilitator Network

The University of Oxford’s PER team co-facilitates the Public Engagement Facilitator Network (PEFN). PEFN is a University-wide network, which creates opportunities for networking, shared learning and best practice in all things Public Engagement with Research. Launched in February 2021, the network involves informal meetings once or twice a term, with the opportunity for responsive and flexible interaction through a dedicated MS Team with subject specific channels. The aim of the network is to provide peer support and create a community comprised of professional services staff at the University of Oxford who actively support, facilitate and/ or lead Public Engagement with Research as part of their role. It is designed for and by the PEF community, and its direction is led by its members, their interests and goals.

Email if you are a professional services staff member fitting this description at Oxford and wish to be added to the network.  

PER Digest

If you would like to be kept up to date with Public Engagement with Research news, sign up to the monthly PER digest news bulletin. Email including ‘Start PER DIGEST’ in the email subject line.

Humanities Division

  • TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, Head of Cultural Programming and Partnerships – Victoria McGuinness

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division

Medical Sciences Division

Social Sciences Division

 Research Services

  • Head of Public Engagement with Research - Vacant
  • Engagement and Evaluation Facilitator, Public Engagement with Research - Annaleise Wood
  • Grants Officer, Public Engagement with Research - Hanna Smyth
  • Administrator, Public Engagement with Research - Luke Caunt

Additionally, there are many other support staff and facilitators across the University's departments, research groups and museums, libraries and gardens who can provide support and guidance for researchers who wish to get involved in public engagement activities.