My interest in PPI began when I worked at the University of Manchester on a trial for self-management support of people with stage 3 chronic kidney disease in primary care. In 2009, I completed a master's degree in Psychological Approaches to Health from the University of Leeds and worked on a number of research projects aimed at improving quality and patient safety in the NHS. From 2013-2017, I held an NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre Studentship which qualitatively explored views and experiences of people of South Asian origin and researchers' on PPI in health services research. Through my research experience I developed a keen interest in PPI and particularly in improving diversity and evaluation of PPI in health services research.
Ms Shoba Dawson
With a background in health services research, I joined UCL evidENT research team in April 2017 as the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Lead. As a part of this role, I support PPI activities in ENT, Hearing and Balance research both within evidENT and BRC Deafness and Hearing Problems theme. Through my research experience I developed a keen interest in PPI and particularly improving diversity in PPI and evaluation of PPI in research.