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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.
University of Exeter
Areas of expertise
Patient and Public Involvement, Community Engagement
15 September 2017
Rob Anderson, Associate Professor of Health Economics and
Evaluation, was one of the authors to...
04 September 2017
We are looking to recruit a Communications Assistant to support the
Engagement, Research Information and...
16 August 2017
A study into a new and more effective treatment for acute stroke in
Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Systematic review evaluating the effectiveness and
cost-effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving the mental
Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
SWARM are developing a study looking at post-operative cognitive
dysfunction (POCD). In an initial...