Policy engagement and research culture: a case study from Viet Nam
Members of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU), and share their experience of developing a culture of policy engagement.

The Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) is a large-scale clinical and public health research unit with site offices in Viet Nam, Indonesia, and Nepal. We consider policy engagement to be an important part of our institutional research culture; all the research we do needs to be informed by the needs of our stakeholder community, and we have an obligation to communicate about our research with all our stakeholders, including policymakers. In this event, we will discuss the approach we’ve taken to enhance policy engagement at OUCRU in Viet Nam , with the support of Wellcome.

Rhea Newman, Senior Policy Advisor at Wellcome will talk about the Wellcome perspective on policy engagement, and why Wellcome encourages engagement with policy stakeholders from a funder perspective.

We also invite attendees to think about and discuss what policy engagement means for them in the context of the culture of their organisations or departments, and what simple steps they could take to build and systematise their own policy engagement capacity. After some short presentations, we will open the panel for questions and discussion.
Date: 22 June 2022, 10:00 (Wednesday, 9th week, Trinity 2022)
Venue: Zoom
Speakers: Professor Guy Thwaites (Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford), Rhea Newman (Wellcome Trust), Katrina Lawson (Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford)
Organisers: Katrina Lawson (Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford), Eliya Lucks (University of Oxford), Jessica Hedge (University of Oxford), William Pryor (University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address: klawson@oucru.org
Part of: Oxford Policy Engagement Network (OPEN) Showcase 2022
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/policy-engagement-and-research-culture-a-case-study-from-viet-nam-tickets-353881979527
Audience: Due to capacity constraints, this event is only open to doctoral students, researchers and members of professional services staff at the University of Oxford and OUCRU.
Editors: Elizabeth Crawford, William Pryor, Jessica Hedge