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An introduction to involving patients and members of the public in health psychology research

29 September 2020 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This webinar is open to BPS members and the general public. Registration is required. See Pricing Tab for more information.
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This webinar provides an introduction to patient and public involvement and guidance on how to embed these practices in to health psychology research. The three facilitators will draw upon their own experiences of involving patient and public in research from academic and public contributor perspectives.

We will cover challenges and opportunities of involving patients and public throughout the research cycle from developing research questions, designing methodology, implementing the research and disseminating findings. We will discuss how relationships between researchers, patients and public are influenced by power and agency.

Practical examples will be provided by the three facilitators to illustrate good practice. These examples will illustrate the benefits and emphasise the importance of open conversations and embracing a partnership approach to health psychology research.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Expand knowledge and understanding about PPIE, how this can be embedded in health psychology and why it matters
  • Increase familiarity with national/regional organisations who support PPIE work
  • Improve understanding of what constitutes PPI best practice and what meaningful PPIE entails from both academic and patient/public point of view.

The primary target audience of the webinar is DHP members at any stage in their professional journey (from students to qualified Health Psychologists) interested in learning more about how to embed PPIE into their practice. We would encourage attendees before the webinar to think about their own experiences as a patient, of services or families and friends experiences. What would you want to change, what outcomes would have been important to you? Do services and research reflect that?

For speaker information please see the programme tab

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Sarah Hotham, Senior Research Fellow, BPS Chartered Psychologist, NIHR RDS-SE PPIE Adviser

Sarah is an expert in applied health research, leading a portfolio of projects commissioned by Local Authority Public Health teams, NHS Trusts, and voluntary sector organisations. Sarah's research is recognised for using participatory approaches. Sarah has delivered evaluation design and logic model workshops with stakeholders ensuring co-production of interventions and evaluation frameworks. Sarah has an ongoing partnership with two local NHS Trusts on the ‘Research All of Me’ project. This project brings healthcare professionals and patients together to co-design a programme of research on integrating physical and mental health services.

Amanda Bates, Patient Experience and Public Involvement Lead, Service User Researcher, BPS Chartered Psychologist

Amanda has over ten years’ experience of embedding PPI into a wide range of applied health research and advises researchers and clinicians on best practice. Amanda set up and now facilitates a PPI group made up of patients/public members who act as ‘critical friends’ to researchers and students planning and carrying out health research in her department. Amanda provides ongoing support and training to PPI group members and also works with undergraduate and postgraduate psychology and healthcare students to develop their knowledge and understanding of PPI in research.

Lynn Laidlaw

Lynn is a Public Contributor/ Involved Patient who lives with a mix of rare and other diseases. Lynn is very involved in PPI with a number of organisations, is an experienced lay reviewer for NIHR, BMJ and others, co applicant on research grants and sits on various scientific advisory boards, research advisory groups and trial oversight committees.

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Fees incl. VAT.

  • DHP Member - Free
  • Society Member £48.50
  • Non-Society Member £80

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