Our Public Involvement lead Dr Emma Lane, is inviting researchers to meet our public involvement group, BRAIN Involve.
- Are you interested in meeting members of the public?
- Do you want to find out about the lived experience of someone with the disease you are studying?
- Would you like to share your knowledge with them?
- Would you be interested in a new perspective on your research?
- Do you work in a lab and don’t think public involvement would work for you?
If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these, then come and find out more at BRAIN Involve!
Many researchers will have been involved, to a greater or lesser extent with public engagement activities.
Public involvement goes a step further and invites members of the public to get involved as public contributors to research. They can often comment on your work in a way that is both insightful and different to the perspective from your research colleagues and supervisors and can offer invaluable input to public-facing elements of your research.
It can be more challenging but even if you are lab-based this can be highly rewarding, motivating and innovative!
Who are we?
At BRAIN we believe that active involvement from members of the public leads to research that is more relevant, more reliable and more likely to be used to improve health and social care services.
BRAIN Involve is the public and patient involvement group that helps to inform our research activities. It is made up of people who are, or have been, affected by neurological diseases such as Epilepsy, Huntington’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease.
We are open to any of our researchers at any level who wants to share their research on the brain with our BRAIN Involvers, anyone looking for PPI contributors and anyone looking to find out more.