Public engagement and community involvement have become increasingly important for academic researchers as they not only define the relationship between academia and the wider community but also orientate academic research and enhance the role of universities. However, there is a wide range of definitions for these terms, each one having its own implications on orientations and practices assumed. Therefore, increasing our understanding of the range of ways “public engagement” and “community involvement” may be understood, seems to be imperative.

Published: 2021-01-06