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Examples of engagement and involvement

There are a number of ways to get involved in a huge variety of research at the BRC.

These include:

Consultation events

There are opportunities to shape and inform our PPIE and research through attending events with our team. Outputs from these events help us shape our strategy.

The 2016 Shaping Research in Manchester event brought together members of the public, experienced public contributors and researchers together in workshop sessions to discuss PPIE and research prorities across Greater Manchester.

Keep up to date via our news and events feed and Twitter account. 

Attending engagement events and activities

We regularly run creative events and activities including open labs, drama and exhibitions to help spark conversation about what research means to you and the future of healthcare.

Keep up to date via our news and events feed and Twitter account. 

Being a member of a research group or panel

We run a number of groups involving patients, carers and those with an active interest in a health condition, who meet regularly to inform and advise researchers  and provide a patient/public perspective.

Fill in our contact form if you’d like to express an interest of being involved in one of our groups.  

Being a member of a governance group

We have two public members on the NIHR Manchester BRC Executive Group.

These members attend and contribute to monthly meetings by championing the views and perspectives of the public.

Find out more about the NIHR Manchester BRC Executive Group

Being a co-researcher

There are often opportunities for members of the public to work with researchers to design, deliver, analyse and write up research findings.

Join our projects

We commission projects that bring researchers, creative industries (artists, writers, performers) and the public together to develop and deliver innovative projects to engage more people with our work.

The Design for MSK project resulted in an exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery of product prototypes and art developed by designers, artists and young people with musculoskeletal conditions to raise awareness of the day-to-day impact their conditions have.

Join us online

We aim to establish new ways for people to get involved in involvement and engagement work digitally.

Please join our mailing list to keep up to date on these developments.