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Get involved

We are committed to working in partnership with the public to shape our research and give people the opportunity to participate in, and learn about, the work we do.

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Research design

Research at the School of Health Sciences has patients and public involvement at its core, working in partnership with established patient groups to identify priorities, provide project advice, develop research materials, as co-applicants on funding applications and facilitate broad dissemination.

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Service user input

Service users are consulted on for programme developments and will be involved in our assessment, teaching and admissions processes.

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Clinical Tutors

Practice based learning is an integral part of our health care programmes. We are always keen to find new experiences for our students and are keen to involve clinical practicioners in the education of our students.

End point assessor – MSc Advanced Practice

We offer an exciting opportunity for clinical colleagues, who hold an Advanced Practice qualification and who also work and support others in an Advanced Practice role, to become one of our End Point Assessors.

Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) for the North West Coast

Strong and effective Public and Community Involvement, Engagement and Participation (P&CIEP) is central to ensuring that our ARC NWC programme is relevant to the needs of patients and the public in our diverse local communities within the North West Coast region.


The NIHR has highlighted its continuing commitment to ensuring patients, carers and the public have a say in and help to shape health and care research during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a national advisory group our role is to bring together expertise, insight and experience in the field of public involvement in research, with the aim of advancing it as an essential part of the process by which research is identified, prioritised, designed, conducted and disseminated.