Patient and public involvement in research: What, why and how?


In these videos, originally part of the Cochrane Learning Live and International PPI Network series, the presenters open with an introduction to patient and public involvement in health and social care research. Acknowledging that different countries use different terminology, they explain how involvement in research differs from participation in research. They then go on to articulate why patient and public involvement is important and how it can improve research. Finally, the presenters share their examples and key tips of how to do it. 

These videos are designed to be of benefit to people who are interested in understanding and developing Patient and Public Involvement in health and social research. This will be of particular interest to those people who want an introduction to patient and public involvement in research. Whether you are new to patient and public involvement in research or more experienced but would like some context and/or tips then these videos will be suitable for you.

Below you will find videos from the webinar, together with accompanying slides to download [PDF].

Part 1: What?
Part 2: Why?
Part 3: How?


Presenter Bios

Dr Gary Hickey is a Senior Public Involvement Manager at INVOLVE. At INVOLVE he leads on the co-production workstream and is on the Planning Group of the International PPI Network.

Kati Turner is a Researcher working from lived experience in the Population Health Research Institute at St George’s, University of London and also has a role in the development and support of public and patient involvement and co-production there.


Additional materials

Download the slides from the webinar [PDF]


Part 1: What?


Part 2: Why?


Part 3: How?