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Involving service users in research and service design and delivery seminar

  Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017 | Events/Workshops

Date: 27 September, 2-4:30pm
Edith Murphy Building 1.28  

Over the past two decades, the involvement of service users in the design and conduct of research and delivery of services has become a kite mark for high quality research and services. In health, social care and social justice research, participatory research, co-production or PPI (Public and Patient Involvement) forms part of the funding criteria for Research Councils and other grant making bodies. For researchers this presents both an opportunity and a challenge. This seminar will present examples from practice of involving service users in current and previous projects and explore some of the concerns that researchers may have including

  • What approaches are effective in engaging service users in research and service design?
  • What are the common pitfalls?
  • What are the benefits for research and for service users? 


Confirmed speakers are:

  • Dr Jackie Robinson, Co-production with service users with Asperger’s syndrome
  • Dr Maria Berghs, From emancipatory disability research in Sierra Leone to working with politically active disabled people in the UK
  • Dr Helen Mitchell, Public and patient involvement in research in endometriosis
  • Dr Ana Szabo and Di Turgoose, service user involvement in sexual and domestic violence services
  • Periklis Papaloukas, PhD Candidate, Engaging participants and the public in research: Reflections from the #DMUEngage event and the LGBT living with multiple sclerosis study.