PenCLAHRC Research Fellow, Kate Boddy from the Public and Patient Involvement team, has won this year’s Images of Research competition under the theme of Collaboration, with her image called 'Public Participation'.
The competition is open to all research staff and aims to engage the public in academic research, showing the breadth and creativity of what is taking place at the University. It also provides an excellent opportunity for Early Career Researchers to communicate their research to non-specialists and gain valuable skills in public engagement and impact.
Kate said of her win:
This competition allowed us to showcase our work to a wide audience of the public, students and academics. I’m thrilled that the PPI Team’s work has been recognised in this way.
The winning image, which will be placed on permanent display in the 'Research Commons' on Streatham Campus, was submitted with the following supporting abstract:
What do you think about health research? Are we asking the right questions and focusing in the right areas? Do our findings make sense? Will they make a difference?
This image shows members of the Peninsula Patient and Public Involvement Group, or PenPIG for short, collaborating with researchers from the University of Exeter’s Medical School. PenPIG is a diverse group of individuals from across the South West who share an interest in improving both the awareness and impact of health research.
Patients and members of the public can provide a different way of looking at our research and help us to boost the relevance and use of its findings. By listening to people who live with the conditions we are studying, we can ensure those who are meant to benefit have a say in shaping the research agenda.