DCU Centre for Engaged Research

DCU Centre for
Engaged Research

Harnessing Knowledge for Community Empowerment

We at the Centre for Engaged Research wish to promote and facilitate more meaningful and impactful research through Engaged Research practices. Active engagement with society; such as with community organisations or vulnerable and/or marginalised groups, can offer indispensable knowledge and in turn play a key role in addressing social issues and policy-making. Actively involving the public in the research process empowers the community to positively influence change, be it at a local, county, or national level. Through Engaged Research the subject, the community, is placed at the heart of the research project and included throughout the various research stages.


Engaged Research is not only a more inspiring ideal for academia, it is also a more promising basis for a just and sustainable society. 



Engaged Research at DCU