In collaboration with our sister NIHR organisations the Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Oxford and Thames Valley and the Oxford Health BRC, we are running another series of workshops in 2019 and 2020 for patients and members of the public.
Each workshop will cover a different topic and explore ways in which patients and members of the public can get involved in research. You are welcome to attend as many or as few in the series as you wish.
These events are designed for people who are interested in how PPI can shape research. They will be most relevant for – and priority will be given to – people living in the Thames Valley area and those who are involved with or interested in the work of the three organisations leading the workshop.
Places are free but limited and you must register to attend.
Patient and Public Involvement in research: the long and winding road
Monday 4 November 2019, 1.30-4.00 pm
Oxford Quaker Meeting House
43 St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3LW
Patient and public involvement (PPI) is increasingly recognised as an integral part of research and a rewarding experience for PPI contributors and researchers alike.
However, PPI in research is not always straightforward – research projects frequently evolve and may change direction altogether.
This workshop will be led by Julia Hamer-Hunt and Kome Gbinigie, who will discuss the many twists and turns in the journey of PPI in a research project from the beginning to the present day.
Julia Hamer-Hunt is lay member of the NIHR Oxford Health BRC Steering Committee (OH BRC) and Patient Co-chair of the OH BRC Patient and Research (PAR) Group. She sits on the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity (OHBA) Working Group, as well as on the ARC Theme 1 for early intervention in psychosis and service redesign.
Kome Gbinigie is a Wellcome Trust-funded DPhil student and a GP at a practice in Oxford. Within the Nuffield Department for Primary Care Health Sciences, she I am attached to the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (CEBM).
Patient and Public Involvement: service user-led research
Saturday, 7 December 2019, 1.30-4.00 pm
The King’s Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford OX2 0ES
User-led research means that users make decisions about research, for example what is researched and how the study is carried out.
This workshop will be led by Alison Faulkner who will share her experience of shaping and leading health research.
Alison Faulkner is a survivor researcher and trainer in mental health with over 25 years’ experience of working in mental health research and consultancy. She has worked for most of the major mental health charities, including the Mental Health Foundation, the Centre for Mental Health, NSUN (the National Survivor User Network), Mind, Rethink and Together for Mental Wellbeing.
There will be further workshops in early 2020, which will be promoted on this page, once timings and venues are confirmed.