Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) improves the quality of research we carry out.
It makes sure that research and outcomes are relevant and important to patients, carers and the public; research materials are easy to understand; and the research process is sensitive and acceptable to potential participants.
If you are a patient, carer or public member, these pages provide information about how you can get involved and resources to support your involvement.
If you are a researcher we have a series of tools, guidance and training to help you plan and deliver your PPI.
Professor Edward Harcourt is the Oxford Health BRC Patient and Public Involvement Theme Lead.
Our aim is to provide a structure for involving patients, carers and the public in our mental health research, here in Oxford and more broadly across the UK.
We are committed to designing, delivering and evaluating projects to widen participation, involvement and engagement in research. We will focus on reaching people with intersectional vulnerabilities, such as religious minorities, black and minority ethnic communities, socio-economic groups, LBTQ+, and include different age groups.
We work closely with our Patients and Research Group to develop our PPI strategy and work plans.