Bio: Dr Steven Blackburn
Steven Blackburn is Lead Adviser of Public Involvement in Research, NIHR Research Design Service West Midlands and Research Fellow in Patient and Public Involvement & Engagement (PPIE) at the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences, Keele University.
Steven is the lead for PPIE at Keele, supporting the involvement of a large Research User Group of over 130 patients with a range of health conditions, in primary care research and implementation studies. He is the Public Involvement Lead for the Research Design Service (RDS) National Office and Chair of the national NIHR INVOLVE/Research Design Service Public Involvement Community.
Regionally, Steven coordinates the West Midlands regional PPIE network (PILAR). Recently, Steven was international PPIE lead for a large European implementation project (JIGSAW-E).