In collaboration with our sister NIHR organisations the Oxford and Thames Valley Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) and the Oxford Health BRC, we have put on workshops aimed at patients and members of the public, with a view to increasing knowledge about research. These have been presented in the form of webinars during the pandemic. You can watch recordings of all the webinars below.
A philosopher’s approach to equality
A commitment to provide equal opportunities for all and address any barriers to diverse and inclusive patient and public involvement (PPI) in research seems a non-disputable moral good. But why is unequal access to PPI morally problematic? Is the absence of marginalised or seldom heard groups always wrong? What are the ethical standards that a health researcher should follow when designing, implementing and assessing their PPI strategies? This webinar was presented by Dr Sapfo Lignou.
Jacqueline Birks, Senior Medical Statistician, presented this webinar on 19 March 2021, which provides an introduction to statistics in health and medical research with examples from COVID-19 studies.
Finding and reading a research paper
This webinar provides an introduction to finding and reading a health research paper. It has been designed for patient and public involvement volunteers. The webinar was presented by Dr Thomas Kabir, who leads the Public Involvement in Research programme at the McPin Foundation, on 3 December 2020.
This webinar was presented by Dr Nikki Newhouse from the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences on 25 November 2020. In this presentation, Nikki talks about what qualitative research is (and isn’t!) and why it matters for healthcare; she uses examples from her experience to illustrate how we might go about designing good qualitative studies with clear research questions, focusing on best practice in data collection, analysis and presentation.
This webinar was presented by Lucy Abel from the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences on 18 June 2020. Lucy’s presentation provides an introduction to health economics for patient and public involvement contributors.