The CLAHRC bought some patient and public perspective to a recent academic event on collaboration in research.
We were invited to the prestigious UCL Qualitative Health Research Symposium which this year focused on effective partnerships in research under the title Engagement, Co-production, and Collaborative Meaning-Making: Collaboration in Qualitative Health Research.
As well as cooperation between researchers from disciplines patients and the public are a vital partner in successful research.
Our Patient and Public Involvement Officer Steven Towndrow was joined at the event by one of our lay Research Advisory Panel Joan.
Both were invited to take part in a panel discussion at the end of the day (see below).
As well as panellists offering reflections on the event involving patients and the public in research, and how to recognise and reward their contribution, was clearly a “hot topic” for the audience of researchers.
Our thanks to Panel member Joan for giving of her time on the day – and for her thoughtful observations –