Projects involving members of RUG

Research User Group (RUG) members are involved in over 70 different research and implementation projects on a huge range of health conditions and interventions. The unique insight gained through experiences of living with these conditions are invaluable to the work of our researchers.

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Polymyalgia
  • Back pain and spinal conditions
  • Shoulder problems
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Joint replacement


  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Problems arising with old age
  • Pain and the use of painkillers
  • Dementia


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-Harm
  • Peri-natal depression and anxiety


Alan Rawlings

My experience of public involvement in research at Keele University

Stephen Dent