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Kath Maguire

Research Fellow in Patient and Public Involvement

Kath Maguire

With a background caring for a child with life limiting conditions, I returned to education to study for a BA in Social and Political Sciences at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge and an MA in the Sociology and Philosophy of Culture at the University of Exeter. For a number of years I worked in the community sector, particularly focusing on community empowerment and learning. I have been involved in health research as a lay member of funding panels, as a lay reviewer and as part of the Public Involvement Group in PenCLAHRC. Through this involvement I developed a PhD research project that has been funded through PenCLAHRC: Public and Patient Involvement in Theory and in Practice. There are frequently calls for broader representation in PPI, but little research has been done to look at why some people become involved while others are put off or drop out. This study is intended to address this by looking at why people became involved in health service research, what keeps them interested and what drives them away.

Upcoming Events

Sep
06

Making Sense of Health Research...

Room 1.24 South Cloisters - University of Exeter - St Lukes Campus

An introduction to making sense of evidence Introduction to Making Sense of Evidence During this talk a...
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Sep
08

Frailty: Recent clinical advances and...

South Cloisters 3.06 (St Lukes Campus - University of Exeter)

PenCLAHRC/Complex Intervention Research Group Seminar Frailty: Recent clinical advances and next steps for research Friday 8th September...
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News

PenCLAHRC's take on social prescribing in BMJ Opinion

19 July 2017

Social prescribing has the potential to address many of the factors that perpetuate illness, decrease...
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Results of GREAT trial released at Alzheimers Association International Conference 2017

19 July 2017

A large-scale trial led by the University of Exeter, presented at the international Alzheimer’s Association...
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New guide launched to measure and improve patient care

12 July 2017

  It is widely acknowledged that care provided by the NHS and other services should be...
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News

Research Projects

Public involvement in suicide prevention

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

A research programme examining a public health intervention designed to help members of the public...
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PenCHORD: Modelling the optimal size of Derriford Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

Providing modelling evidence of the optimal size for an expanded Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU) at...
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Research Projects