Wednesday 18 May, 3pm – 5pm
This is a hybrid event which will take place at The Catalyst, Science Square, Newcastle Helix, as well as online.
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Involving the public in literature reviews and qualitative research
Involving patients and the public improves healthcare services and research, and brings together patients’ and researchers’ priorities. Some funders, ethics committees and journals require Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) as part of research projects.
Increasingly, researchers actively involve patients and public (PPI) at different stages of research projects.
This workshop will discuss the practicalities of how to involve public advisors in healthcare research, sharing the experience from two research projects.
Firstly, a scoping and systematic review where public advisors have been involved in the review design, co-authored published protocol, and contributed at each review stage (screening, data extraction, analysis, and quality appraisal).
Secondly, an example of where public advisors have been involved in the qualitative study since its design. They are ethics co-applicants, support participants recruitment, and co-analyse interviews using Braun and Clarke’s (2006) thematic analysis.
The event will be useful for researchers at any stage and/or members of the public who are interested in public involvement and community engagement in health and social care research.
- Practical tips on involving public advisors in research.
- Guidance on reaching seldom-heard communities (especially migrant and ethnic minorities) as research participants.
- Insights from public advisors.
About the speakers
This workshop is based on Piotr Teodorwski’s PhD exploring public involvement and engagement of seldom heard communities in big data research. He is a student at the University of Liverpool, funded by NIHR ARC North West Coast. He tweets as @PTeodorowski
Naheed Tahir is a Research Champion with lived experience. She believes learning and engaging through research can develop projects to bring about crucial changes in decision making for seldom heard communities. She tweets as @NaheedandTahir
Saiqa Ahmed has been contributing as a public adviser for seven years to health care research for ARC NWC. She is a co-lead for the Improving Population Health theme and a big data Ambassador within ARC NWC. She contributes in a voluntary capacity to Liverpool CCG.