We would like to create a group of people who can contribute to COVID-19 studies quickly and at short notice. Because of the fast-changing nature of this area of research, we can’t be sure what form your involvement would take or how long you will be asked to be involved for. However, you will be … Read more
Current Listings for Patient and Public Involvement
We want to encourage patients, carers and the public to get involved with research, from planning what to do to how it is done, what happens to the results and all the steps in between. This helps ensure that medical research focuses on what matters to patients and is carried out in ways that are acceptable to them. Below is a current list of opportunities for patients, carers and members of the public to be actively involved in research at the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. You can also sign up for a weekly email bulletin of new opportunities as they arise. The Oxford Blood Group encourages patients and members of the public to be involved with the Haematology and Stem Cells theme.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many PPI activities are taking place online instead of in person. The School for Primary Care Research has put together some tips and resources that you may find helpful if you are invited to take part in such a meeting.
The build-up of fat in the liver is called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and it affects a quarter of UK adults. No drug is currently available to treat NAFLD. I want to understand how GPs can best support people with NAFLD and obesity. I also aim to develop a structured weight loss programme to … Read more
We are a research team studying audio recordings of consultations between doctors and nurses and patients with long-term conditions who smoke. Our aim is to understand how healthcare professionals usually ask and advise patients about smoking and the different ways patients respond to the advice given, and whether this can be improved. We are looking … Read more
In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, much research is underway to inform the care of people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. We urgently need to know what outcomes are important to people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, their family members, community members and health professionals. Your input will help us to rapidly develop a … Read more
Researchers at the University of Oxford are interested in speaking with parents of school-aged children who have experienced their own mental health difficulties, to help develop a research project to identify and support child anxiety difficulties in schools. The research team are keen to receive feedback on the procedures they have developed, before they trial … Read more
If you are an autistic mother living in the UK and would like to help shape future autism research and services then we would like to speak with you about your experience. Time and other commitments required: 60-90 minute interview. The interview can take place via email, phone call Skype or face-to-face. Researchers: Dr Fionnuala … Read more
Are you interested in how vaccines are developed? – Oxford Vaccine Centre is looking for members of the public to help shape our clinical studies – Members of our group will receive regular information and can choose which studies to help us with – This is a flexible commitment and you will be compensated for … Read more
In an initial survey, we will ask people to write down their top questions for obesity and weight-related research. We will then group these into research questions and themes. In a second survey, we will ask people to rank these in order of importance to them. The surveys are quick to complete. No background knowledge … Read more
The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford is working with the company CynapseDx on a research project exploring a new approach to treating Alzheimer’s Disease. We are at an early stage of our research and would like to involve people with experience of Alzheimer’s Disease or Mild Cognitive Impairment to help us develop … Read more
The Centre for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis Versus Arthritis is based at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology and is a highly active, well established research centre based in the University of Oxford. The aim of our research is to gain a better understanding of the processes underlying osteoarthritis in order to develop new tests and treatments, and … Read more