Nicole Nisbett

School of Politics and International Studies

Public Engagement – Understanding the working relations of the House of Commons

PGR Placement


Public engagement is a core area of research and one that has seen increased attention and investment by Parliament in recent years. Several reports have shown that it is becoming a more important focus for the institution and have raised recommendations for future strategies. This project aims to observe several departments within the House of Commons to understand how they work together and with Members to achieve their public engagement strategies and targets. Being such a large and complex organisation, Parliament must remain impartial while represent many different views. This factor makes public engagement a difficult task and understanding how the different teams tackle this separately and together is key.