Science in Society

IFR has a long tradition of public engagement and science communication, reflecting the importance of food in everyday life.

Through its varied public engagement activities, IFR aims to raise awareness of advances in state of the art knowledge in food, diet and health research, promote wide engagement, via dialogue, on issues of public concern and inspire the next generations of researchers and citizens.

A regular events programme and visits involving the general public, special interest groups and schools provide opportunities for IFR scientists to engage with the public. IFR and its scientists host and take part in a number of public events, locally and nationally. IFR staff also present talks to local and national community groups and associations on a range of food and health related topics relevant to our research programme.

IFR actively connects with the news media, policy makers and industry to communicate its scientific research to the wider society, as well as inviting engagement on its work through social media.

You can contact us by email at or via Twitter or Facebook where you can also keep up to date with our latest news. Our newsletter, IFR Insight, brings together updates on our latest science and other activities.

Human studies survey

We are running a survey to find out why people do and don’t volunteer to take part in human research studies.  We would be grateful for a minute of your time to complete the survey thus helping us to review our volunteer recruitment processes.

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