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BU’s user led research study covered in the Bournemouth Echo

The Bournemouth Echo published a two page spread this week on the Older Carers Research Study. The user led study was conducted by a group of older male carers over the age of 85 in collaboration with the BU PIER partnership (Public Involvement in Education and Research), Bournemouth and Poole’s Carers Centre and the study’s funders: Dorset Healthwatch. The Echo’s article focuses on Jim and his experience of caring for his wife. To read the article, search for Bournemouth Echo carer, and to view the 11 minute film created by the carers and a group of BU Media Production students go to the BU PIER partnership website www.bournemouth.ac.uk\pier and look under ‘our resources’. Feedback and comments welcome.

user led research event – 6 places left

The PIER partnership (Public Involvement in Education and Research) are hosting a sandpit event with RKEO on 20th June 9.30-4pm to bring together service users, carers and researchers to explore and generate ideas for user led and user generated research.  Speakers confirmed from Involve and the Patients Association. There are just 6 places left for academics who are keen to explore research ideas with service users and to help us to develop ways of supporting user led research. If you would like to be involved, please contact Dr Mel Hughes, Academic lead for service user and carer involvement mhughes@bournemouth.ac.uk

user led research

The BU PIER (Public Involvement in Education and Research) partnership are hosting a sandpit event with RKEO on 20th June 9.30-4pm to bring together service users, carers, community organisations and researchers to explore and generate ideas for user led and user generated research. There are 15 places for researchers who are keen to explore research ideas with service users and to help us to develop ways of supporting user led research. If you would like to be involved, please contact Dr Mel Hughes, Academic lead for service user and carer involvement mhughes@bournemouth.ac.uk