Steve is a Public Engagement Lead at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). He leads on public engagement with research, working with higher education institutions, researchers and public engagement professionals. A focus of this work is establishing a culture and environment where researchers feel empowered, encouraged and supported to engage public groups with their research.
Steve has a particular interest in enabling diverse and underrepresented groups to have opportunities to engage with research. At UKRI he is leading on programmes exploring how to more equitably involve community groups and organisations with less power or representation in research and innovation. This includes work with museums, galleries and science centres which he will share at this year’s ASDC National Conference.