Public Programmespes

Nowgen's Public Programmes facilitate dialogue with diverse audiences about biomedicine. Ultimately, we want to foster an environment in which citizens are empowered to make informed decisions about their healthcare and where biomedical research can flourish. 

Art exhibition

Nowgen leads on public and patient engagement for the University of Manchester: Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Research and Innovation division (CMFT R&I), Manchester Biomedical Research Centre and supports the NIHR Manchester Musculoskeletal BRU: Clinical Research Faculty.

Nowgen's comprehensive programme aims to:

  • share genetic knowledge and raise awareness;
  • stimulate thinking and facilitate dialogue;
  • understand public/patient experiences and expectations;
  • involve patient and the public in the research process;
  • ensure that public views are represented in decision-making processes.

To find out more about our activities, use the links below:


Contact us to find out how the Public Programmes team can work with you to involve patients in research, engage with public and inspire school students: 

Bella Starling


Kate Dack

Dr Bella Starling
Director of Public Programmes
T: +44 (0)161 276 3368



Kate Dack
Public Programmes Manager
T: +44 (0)161 276 8943


Click here for contacts details for all the Public Programmes team

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