What’s in it for us? An introduction to Public and Patient Involvement from the public’s perspective
Sign up for the new RKEDF online interactive workshop to find out about getting the public involved with your research.
Date: Tuesday 19 October 11-12:30pm
This short workshop offers an engaging introduction to the what, why and how of public involvement in research. It is co-designed and facilitated by Rachel Jury and Tim Worner who have extensive experience of sharing their lived experience expertise in research studies, Dr Mel Hughes, Academic Lead for the BU PIER (Public Involvement in Education and Research) Partnership and Angela Warren, PIER involvement coordinator. The workshop will cover the different approaches to public involvement; the public contributor role; the benefits of public involvement and what pitfalls to avoid.
The workshop will also provide an opportunity for researchers to learn about public involvement and to consider this from the perspective of experts by experience and in relation to their own research. This will be an interactive workshop with opportunities for researchers to share and discuss ideas and plans.
What is public involvement in research?
Public involvement in research means research that is done ‘with’ or ‘by’ the public, not ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them. It means that patients or other people with relevant experience contribute to how research is designed, conducted and disseminated.
Intended learning outcomes of this session
- Develop knowledge and understanding of different models of public involvement
- Consider the benefits of public involvement for a research study and all those involved
- Identify best practice in designing and conducting public involvement in research
Who is this session aimed at?
Researchers at any career stage or level who are actively considering or developing a public involvement strategy for their own research or wish to find out more.