PEARL Conference 2020


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The 2020 PEARL Conference was held digitally via Zoom where we were joined by more than 85 Lincoln staff, students and guests who logged on to hear about the exciting and inspiring range of public engagement projects and opportunities at Lincoln.

We welcomed a lot of new faces to this year’s conference, with 2020 being the first PEARL conference for 74% of attendees. We formally announced the 12 recipients of the PEARL Activity Grants Fund for 2020/21, and guests were given brilliant, snapshot insights into some fantastic engagement projects carried out over the last year in Lincoln.

Attendees also had the chance to meet one another through virtual breakout groups, and to share their thoughts and ideas on the future of public engagement with research at Lincoln. Overall, 86% of attendees felt they learnt something new about public engagement from attending the conference.

We’d like to extend a big thank you to all our speakers for their invaluable time and insights, and to all attendees for joining us on the day. If you missed out on this year’s event, you can watch all short talks from our Activity Spotlight speakers, below.

Talks From Our 2020 Digital Conference

The Impact of Dog Ownership on Human Wellbeing

Ana Maria Barcelos

Challenging the Myth: Mayflower 400 and Pilgrim Roots

Anna Scott

Hidden Gems: Celebrating Lincolnshire’s minority communities

Cassandre Balosso Bardin

Exploring the Emotional Experiences of the Food Insecure: Food banks and community cafes

Chloe Breach

Lincoln Cafe Scientifique @Zoom

Harriet Moore

There’s No Place Like Home: Community engagement with arts and migration research

Kaya Davies Hayon & Stephanie Hemelryk Donald

Exploring the Microbial World with Grandpa Stan: The adventure has begun

Nadia Andreani

Let’s Talk About Race Using Boardgame Pedagogy

Paulo O’Brien & Patrick Hylton

Ethical Issues in Self-Funded Social Care: Co-producing knowledge with older people

Phoebe Beedell & Team

Reflecting on and Celebrating PEARL’s Journey

Sarah Harris

Men Should Not Be Nurses! Challenging gender stereotypes in nursing

Sean Morton

GroundLab: Occupying the urban in-between

Trevor Elvin