Musculoskeletal Biology Patient Involvement Panel

The Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease Musculoskeletal Biology Patient Involvement Panel (PIP) was established in 2017.

Chaired by Dr Helen Wright, the panel is a way for our researchers to access the valuable input of patients into their work.

Meetings are held 3 times a year with the aim of:

  • Providing a new pair of eyes for reseach ideas
  • Helping researchers to write lay summaries
  • Reviewing applications to funders that require public involvement 
  • Helping researchers present their research in an easy to understand manner

Our panel is made up of around 10 patient insight partners who together have personal or family experience of a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including:

  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis 
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Vasculitis 
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Behçets Disease
  • Myositis 
  • Fibromyalgia

For more information on the activities of the PIP or how to become a patient insight partner, please contact