We are committed to involving the public in every stage of our research – from its design to dissemination of results. Our public engagement programme has led to new research opportunities, reached out to our twin volunteers and engaged a wider audience through television programmes and public and educational events.

As well as events, we have conducted public opinion surveys on relevant controversial issues such as cloning, internet-based personal genome sequencing and the consent process, the results of which have helped to inform social policy.