Patient and public involvement in research and knowledge mobilisation

At the core of all the School of Medicine research are patients and the public. We have a Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) team who support and develop all PPIE activities for the school.

Research carried out within the School of Medicine is focused on improving the health and well-being of everyone affected by physical or mental health conditions. We think it is vital that we listen to the people who live with these conditions on a daily basis in order to produce the very best research evidence possible.

What is Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement? (PPIE)

  • Patient and Public Involvement means actively working in partnership with patients and members of the public to plan, manage, design and carry out research. It is research being carried out 'with' or 'by' members of the public rather than 'to', 'about' or 'for' them.
  • Patients and the public are at the heart of everything we do in the Research User Group affectionately called the RUG. We want to give people a chance to have a say in their own care and treatment and how much they want to be involved in the decisions. By getting involved you can give us a better chance of understanding priorities and concerns, and by working together we can develop guidance and assist others from these recommendations.
  • PPIE is about building partnerships that give patients and the public a say in the research that we do. We support our researchers with how to engage, inform and include audiences in research to ensure a research culture with active patient and public involvement.

If you are interested in getting involved or would like to find out more, please email:

Public Involvement Resources

Glossary of terms for PPIE members (11,007 KB)

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