We are seeking:
One or two motivated people who have had experiences that are relevant to bone and joint surgery or infection. We hope you would be willing to represent patients within a multi-professional research team working on several studies.
– Have good English language skills
– Be willing to submit a DBS check (we will fund this)
– Be willing to use video-conferencing and qualitative research software with support from our team
– Be able to commit time to projects over the next two years
What we can offer:
– Training in research methods with our team, including an experienced Patient Representative
– Collaboration from home
– Co-publication of research findings
– Funding for training time, travel if required, software, and time spent doing research with us
We are undertaking a Realist review of behaviour change techniques that could be useful for people on the waiting list for surgery. We are also planning a qualitative study interviewing people who have been treated for bone and joint infection. We hope you may be able to help us do or analyse these interviews, but we are not going to interview you for the study.
We will cover the cost of your DBS check and software that you may need to collaborate with us.
We will reimburse you £150 per day when you meet with our study team (by phone or using videoconferencing software) or when you join in training (using videoconferencing software).
We will reimburse you £20 per hour for reviewing study materials, for analysing qualitative research data with the team, and for editing research publications with us.
October 2020 to October 2022
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre Bone Infection Unit
Please email Maria if you have any questions about your role in these projects.
If you would like to apply, please email a short CV and a statement about why you would like to contribute to our research as a Patient Representative to the following address: