Get involved

The work of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Behavioural Science and Evaluation at University of Bristol 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?

If you would like to know more about our public involvement work or discuss how you might be able to get involved, then please contact us admin-hprubse@bristol.ac.uk.

Current involvement opportunities

To  receive updates about the latest public involvement opportunities with us, please register your details 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.

Our virtual PPI panel

Our virtual PPI panel is made up of a group of public contributors who are based around the UK but work with us from a distance. Read more.

PPI group discussion

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