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Transforming Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) in Research Summer School

Public Engagement Summer School

About the Summer School

The Covid-19 pandemic demonstrated the vital links between research, communities and public engagement as the new vaccine and its roll out successfully 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 Summer School is an opportunity to go beyond the numbers and the rhetoric and explore innovative and honest ways of generating and disseminating knowledge across society, and how to foster uptake of this knowledge by building constructive and creative relationships with external partners. 

Dr Kristin Liabo (Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Team Lead) has brought together a mixed team of experts from the College of Medicine and Health and PenPEG to deliver what will be an informative and thought-provoking experience for anyone with an interest in PPI.  

Who is it for?

This interdisciplinary Summer School is relevant to those working in public health, public/patient involvement co-ordinators / facilitators, PhD students who are working in different sectors / organisations including healthcare, well-being, social care, housing, transportation, public health, and environment, linking research and practice.  

What will you learn?

  • Why public patient involvement 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 patient and public involvement and how we achieve equity in co-creation  
  • Capturing and measuring patient and public involvement; ticking boxes or bringing it to life? 


Event details

Delivery Dates: New dates to be announced

Venue: St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter EX1 2LU