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Building partnerships with creativity and justice: Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) in health and care research

Public Engagement Summer School

About the Course

The Covid-19 pandemic demonstrated the vital links between research, communities and public engagement as the new vaccines and their roll out progressed. Unprecedented levels of media coverage included a wide spectrum of public opinion, which ranged from scepticism and misinformation through to support and gratitude. Over half a million members of the public joined the Covid research registry and many are still taking part in trials.  

This timely hybrid course is an opportunity to explore beyond the numbers and the rhetoric. We will examine innovative and honest ways of generating and spreading knowledge. We will also explore how to foster the uptake of this knowledge through partnerships with care sectors, the public and communities.  Partnerships that reflect creativity and justice.

Dr Kristin Liabo (PPIE Team Lead) has brought together a team with a wide range of expertise which includes members of the College of Medicine and Health and its patient and public partners. This group will deliver an informative and thought-provoking experience for researchers and others with an interest in Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE). 

Who is it for?

This interdisciplinary course is relevant to researchers undertaking health and care research, including PhD students, and people in PPIE co-ordinator/facilitator roles. Linking research and practice, it will be tailored to those who are working across different disciplines in healthcare, social care, and public health.

What will you learn?

  • Why PPIE matters and how it works – and sometimes doesn’t work!
  • Putting Justice at the heart of partnerships between patients, communities, and researchers 
  • The role of creativity in PPIE and how we achieve equality in co-creation 
  • Capturing and measuring PPIE - ticking boxes or bringing it to life?



Event details

Delivery Dates and Format: 

Introduction to Patient and Public Involvement - Virtual via Zoom: March 15th 2023

In Person Summer School: 28th, 29th, 30th June 2023 at: Reed Hall, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter