With our new initiative ‘Vaccine engagement starts at home’, we want to empower our members and the wider research community to be positive ambassadors for COVID-19 vaccination.
Engaging with the public around COVID-19 vaccinations can seem daunting, so we have created these webinars for BSI members and other researchers to increase their skills and confidence and discover different ways to be vaccine ambassadors.
Please note, the content of these webinars is aimed at a researcher audience on how to use their expertise to effectively engage in conversations on vaccination.
Discovering your path to effective public engagement | 25 March 2021
Speakers: Dr Viki Male (Imperial College London), Dr Zania Stamataki (University of Birmingham), Professor Danny Altmann (Imperial College London) and Dr Mohammad Alhadj Ali (Cardiff University)
About this webinar: This session was part of our vaccine engagement day exploring how COVID-19 vaccines work and the importance of vaccination. Engaging with the public about vaccinations can seem daunting but there are many ways to play a role in the COVID-19 vaccine conversation. This webinar will give you the tools and support to discover your approach to effective engagement. Everyone can be a positive role model for vaccination in their own way.
This webinar is aimed at BSI members and other researchers who wish to increase their skills and confidence in having constructive conversations about vaccinations with the public. Our panel of speakers share their diverse experiences of engaging with the public and the range of impactful activities they have been carrying out.
Effective ways of engaging with the public | 18 December 2020
Speakers: Professor Sheena Cruickshank, Professor of Public Engagement and Biomedical Sciences, University of Manchester and Dr Matt Morgan, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital of Wales.
About this webinar: With COVID-19 vaccine rollout now underway, there has never been a more important time for researchers to engage with the public around vaccination by listening and addressing common questions and concerns. BSI members and the wider research community are ideally placed to be expert sources of knowledge in these dialogues. Getting started in these conversations can seem daunting but this webinar will give you the tools you need to approach them in a constructive way and generate productive interactions.
This webinar is aimed at BSI members and other researchers who wish to increase their skills and confidence to be positive ambassadors for COVID-19 vaccination. Our speakers discussed their experiences of engaging with the public and answered questions on how to listen to and address people’s concerns on vaccines, deal with uncertainty and have constructive conversations about vaccination.