"public engagement" blog posts

Patient and public voices in oral health research PPI Oral story 4.0

Patient and public voices in oral health research

Dr Deborah Moore is a Senior Clinical Lecturer working across the Department of Public Health, Policy and Systems and the School of Dentistry, and Dr Janine Yazdi-Doughty is an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care, School of Dentistry and NHS Community Dental Service. Here they share how they are involving patients and the public in different aspects of their oral health research.

Posted on: 15 March 2024

Engaging the public: reducing suicide riskNOW Festival logo

Engaging the public: reducing suicide risk

Helen Mulholland and Dr Leanne Burton are part of the ARISE research team, in the Department of Primary Care and Mental Health. Here they discuss how they attended NOW Festival, an event ran by Merseyside Youth Association, to engage with the public about their latest research project.

Posted on: 6 March 2024

Dementia research: putting PPIE at the heartPatient and public involvement panel meeting - participants engaged in discussions

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 Members of the REACHE project discussing the project during a team meeting

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 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

Penguins, playing cards and statistics engagementLaura Bonnett with fellow statistics ambassadors at an event

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 publicA group photo of the team who organised the Menstrual Health Matters event

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 spacesParticipants in a wellbeing activity, walking down a tree lined road with a river alongside.

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

Involving children in food marketing researchA group of five children sat in a line, all looking at their mobile phones.

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

Penguins at Roby Park PrimaryChildren at Roby Park Primary taking part in a statistics activity

Penguins at Roby Park Primary

Researchers from the Department of Health Data Science recently visited Roby Park Primary School as part of the school's Careers Week. As Statistics Ambassadors, their role is to make maths exciting. In this case, they brought their most popular activity - penguin poo!

Posted on: 28 July 2023

Engaging the public: building better data systems

Engaging the public: building better data systems

Dr Emily Rempel is the Public Participation Manager at the Liverpool City Region Civic Data Cooperative (CDC). Hosted by the University of Liverpool, the CDC connects organisations and citizens to appropriate data in order to help improve service delivery and solve big problems. Here Emily discusses their Round 'Ere project, which focuses on wellbeing in Widnes.

Posted on: 18 July 2023

Improving planning and preparation for emergenciesFlood sign in front of a flooded road, fire engine in the background

Improving planning and preparation for emergencies

Dr Sara Waring is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology. She has been working with law enforcement, emergency services, government bodies, and charities for over 15 years, examining decision making, information sharing, and team work in risky and uncertain environments. Here she discusses the important role that members of the public can play in shaping approaches used by emergency planners to warn and inform local communities.

Posted on: 28 June 2023

Enhancing coping skills in vulnerable young people The back of a child in a hooded top, looking out of a window

Enhancing coping skills in vulnerable young people

Dr Ioannis Angelakis is a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology in the Department of Primary Care and Mental Health. Here he discusses the research support grant he received from the Wellcome ISSF to co-produce an intervention aimed at reducing suicide in children and young people.

Posted on: 14 June 2023

Public involvement in applied health research

Public involvement in applied health research

The Institute of Population Health is home to the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast (ARC NWC), which supports applied health research and research on the implementation of health and care evidence into clinical practice. Selina Wallis is Public Involvement manager at the ARC NWC and writes about her experiences.

Posted on: 24 May 2023

The role of Public Advisers in health research

The role of Public Advisers in health research

Dr Kerry Hanna is a Lecturer in Orthoptics in the School of Health Sciences and her research focusses on health inequalities. Here she discusses the vital role public advisers play in her research.

Posted on: 18 April 2023

Physios for MEPhysios for ME logo

Physios for ME

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is a chronic condition affecting more than 250,000 in the UK. Dr Nicola Baker, Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences discusses her work with the ME community as part of a group of physiotherapists called Physios for ME.

Posted on: 21 March 2023

Rebecca Evans wins STEM for Britain AwardREBECCA EVANS 864 X 335

Rebecca Evans wins STEM for Britain Award

Rebecca Evans, PhD candidate from the Department of Psychology, was awarded the Nutrition Society prize for her poster, in the biological and biosciences category at the prestigious annual STEM for Britain poster competition this week.

Posted on: 10 March 2023

World Hearing Day 2023: Ear and Hearing Care for Public Health EquityWorld Hearing Day 2023 WHO promotion image

World Hearing Day 2023: Ear and Hearing Care for Public Health Equity

To mark World Hearing Day, Dr Dalia Tsimpida, a Lecturer in Public Health and a proud member of the World Hearing Forum, highlights the importance of governments prioritising hearing health.

Posted on: 1 March 2023

Top tips for Public Engagement & Involvement

Top tips for Public Engagement & Involvement

We’re really lucky in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences to have such an amazing breadth of research, everything from lameness in sheep to maternal mental health.

Posted on: 24 February 2023