Workshop on public involvement in health and social care

Submitted by Dr Michelle Pyer

A workshop on effective public involvement, organised by the School of Health, is to be opened out to all research students and early career researchers.  The session is running on Wednesday December 2nd from 2-4 in PY101 and aims to provide an introduction to the principles, concepts and methods for effective public involvement (PI), participation and engagement. The workshop is to be facilitated by Paula Wray, Public Involvement Programme Lead for the National Institute of Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East Midlands (NIHR CLAHRC EM). 

The course will cover what PI is, the purpose of engaging, methods for the incorporation of PI in research, training and support mechanisms for public representatives, and how to capture the impact and value of involvement not only in research but also in service delivery, design and evaluation.

It may be of interest to research students and early career researchers involved in not only health and social care fields, but also in education and other service professions. Please book here if you wish to attend.

About Paula Wray

Paula-WrayPaula has a strategic role ensuring that public involvement and stakeholder engagement is central to the CLAHRC and its projects. Paula established our Patient and Public Partners’ Council and the East Midlands Centre for Black and Minority Ethnic Health to facilitate diverse engagement and more ground up direction for the organisation.

Paula has a Neuroscience PhD from the University of Nottingham and worked for Northamptonshire Local Involvement Network (LINk) ensuring that the public voice was heard and in particular to help make research more accessible.

About Simone Apel

Researcher Developer for The Graduate School, University of Northampton.

Posted on November 5, 2015, in Events, School of Health, Workshops & Training and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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