We are starting a new seminar series on ‘public involvement in research’ this Spring!
What is public involvement in research?
It is an active partnership between researchers and members of the public to design, plan and conduct studies. It is also known as Patient and Public Involvement in Research (PPI).
Why is it important?
To help ensure the place of patients and the public at the centre of health and social care research.
Who should attend the seminar series?
All UWE Bristol staff and students are welcome to come along to meet and listen to some of the leading thinkers in this field. We also welcome other interested health researchers and public involvement professionals in the West of England, as well as members of the public with or without previous experience of involvement in research.
More information: Our seminars are free to attend and will last an hour: 30-minute presentation followed by 30-minute discussion. Refreshments will be provided. No need to book, just come along.
First Seminar – Public Involvement in Research: Where did it come from and where is it going?
Dr Andy Gibson, Academic Lead for public involvement at UWE Bristol
Thursday 26 April 2018, 13:00, Room 4C23, Frenchay Campus
Andy will briefly outline the origins of public involvement in research as part of a broader social movement for more inclusion in the planning and provision of health and social care in the post war period. He will outline the origins of different approaches to public involvement and suggest that these are best understood in the context of differing attempts to make the welfare state more accountable to the people who use it.
Within this context he will discuss current debates and approaches to public involvement and its benefits, with a specific focus on their relevance to health and social care research. He will conclude by inviting a discussion on future directions for public involvement and introduce participants to the UWE public involvement team and to our regional public involvement network, People in Health West of England.