Get involved

The work of the NIHR Health Protection Research Uni in Evaluation of Interventions is carried out for the benefit of everyone and it is only worth doing if it is going to make a positive difference to people’s lives. To make sure of this we need people like you to get involved in helping guide the research that we do.

To be involved you don’t need any medical experience or specialist knowledge, just some time to spare and a willingness to share your thoughts and ideas with us. We want to work with you to find how your experiences and ideas can help steer our research. Some ideas of how you might want to get involved are:

  • helping us to decide what to look at next
  • helping us to ensure that what we look at is important
  • helping us to build a network
  • working with us to develop our website.
Together we can decide what would best suit you and your other commitments.
Dr Noreen Hopewell-Kelly

"We conduct research that we believe makes a real difference to people. Not only do we want to protect public health, we also want to let people know about the important breakthroughs we are making."


Next steps?

Come along to one of our public representative sessions which will be held in an informal relaxed environment, with refreshments/coffee/lunch provided! We have around four sessions a year. These will be organised as far as possible to fit in with you and your other commitments. Naturally we will cover your travel costs.

As well as meeting people with similar interests, you can meet and make your views known to our research teams. Everyone who joins our public representatives group will be invited to a training session where they will be able to meet our friendly team and other representatives.

To join the mailing list for future events, or for more information about ways to get involved, please email noreen.hopewell-kelly@uwe.ac.uk or call Noreen on telephone: (0117) 342 2526.

Current involvement opportunities

We advertise opportunities for members of the public to be involved in particular research projects on the People in Health West of England website.

Job description for public contributors

Download the job description for patients and members of the public who would like to help guide how we do our research.

PPI group discussion

PPI group discussion

Contact us

Dr Noreen Hopewell-Kelly
University of the West of England
Room 2G27
Glenside Campus
Blackberry Hill
BS16 1DD
Tel: (0117) 342 2526
E-mail: noreen.hopewell-kelly@uwe.ac.uk