Inside the Institute of Population Health

Read our blog to get to know us better, with first-hand accounts from our researchers, lecturers and students about life in the Institute of Population Health.

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Dementia research: putting PPIE at the heart

Dr Laura Prato, Dr Megan Readman and Dr Megan Polden are DEM-COMM Research Fellows funded by the NIHR ARC NWC and the Alzheimer’s Society. Here they explain how they ensure patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) is at the forefront of their research.

Posted on: 26 February 2024

REACHE project: promoting inclusion within research REACHE project: promoting inclusion within research

REACHE project: promoting inclusion within research

Helen Marshall is a Lecturer in Nursing from the School of Health Sciences. Here she tells us about the REACHE project, which aims to promote the inclusion of those with a learning disability within research and increase patient and public involvement.

Posted on: 29 January 2024

Patient, Public and Stakeholder Involvement and Engagement: 2023 highlightsPatient, Public and Stakeholder Involvement and Engagement: 2023 highlights

Patient, Public and Stakeholder Involvement and Engagement: 2023 highlights

This year, Patient and Public (and Stakeholder) Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) in our Institute has grown substantially. So much has happened this year - from our first Institute PPIE Showcase in March to the Faculty supporting us with national engagement events. Here are some of this year’s highlights.

Posted on: 15 December 2023

Supporting Contract Researchers in IPHSupporting Contract Researchers in IPH

Supporting Contract Researchers in IPH

Dr Helen West (Lecturer) and Dr Natasha Bayes (Postdoctoral Researcher) are members of IPH's Contract Research Staff Committee. Here they discuss the Researcher Development Concordat and the Committee's aim to support staff in this vital role.

Posted on: 5 December 2023

Penguins, playing cards and statistics engagementPenguins, playing cards and statistics engagement

Penguins, playing cards and statistics engagement

Dr Laura Bonnett is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Health Data Science. Here she tells us about her role as a STEM Ambassador and efforts to inspire the next generation by making maths exciting.

Posted on: 30 November 2023

Menstrual health matters: engaging the publicMenstrual health matters: engaging the public

Menstrual health matters: engaging the public

Dr Jasmine Warren is a Lecturer in Women’s Health, in the Department of Psychology. Here Jasmine discusses how she engaged the public with her research via a Wellcome funded event called ‘Menstrual Health Matters’.

Posted on: 26 October 2023

Evidencing the health impact of green spacesEvidencing the health impact of green spaces

Evidencing the health impact of green spaces

Dr Elly King is the Science Communication and Impact Officer for GroundsWell, a research consortium evidencing the impact of urban green and blue spaces on health and health inequalities. Here Elly discusses her experiences of trying to connect patient and public involvement and engagement activities (PPIE) across a multi-city research group.

Posted on: 25 September 2023

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Psychology host summer research interns

This summer, a number of undergraduate students spent time on research internships within the Department of Psychology. In the articles linked below, they discuss their summer internships, conducting the research projects within the department and the benefits of taking part.

Posted on: 7 September 2023

Involving children in food marketing researchInvolving children in food marketing research

Involving children in food marketing research

Professor Emma Boyland is a Chair of Food Marketing and Child Health, in the Department of Psychology. Here Emma discusses the benefits of including children and young people in patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE), as well as some of the challenges it presents.

Posted on: 30 August 2023

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