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Patient and Public Involvement, Engagement and Participation

Patient and Public Involvement is how we incorporate and integrate the views of patients, carers and the general public in our research. Public and Patient Involvement is a central function of the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). Patient and carer participation is key to successful translational medicine, and the overall aim is to bring patient and carer participation and perspectives to the entire research portfolio of the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).

We can ensure our research is relevant to those it affects by involving people at each stage of the research process, from deciding on research questions through to publishing our findings.

We ensure the NIHR Maudsley BRC involve service users and the public in our research at all stagesThis means service users and the public are involved in: 

  • setting research agendas
  • overseeing projects and programmes
  • and disseminating research.

Our involvement methods include research which is led and managed by patients, employing patients as researchers, and facilitating advice for researchers working on BRC projects. We will develop treatments and interventions that patients value in terms of feasibility, acceptability and potential efficacy.

Engagement in research is essential to the development of interventions that are feasible and acceptable to patients.

Read our 2022-2025 PPIE Strategy. 


Professor Dame Til Wykes

Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement

Head of the School of Mental Health & Psychological Sciences at the IoPPN. Professor of Clinical Psychology and Rehabilitation at King's IoPPN
Dr Angela Sweeney

Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement

Senior Lecturer in User Led Research, King's IoPPN
News and Events

Patient and Public Involvement news and events

Blogs from service users, information about our advisory groups and engagement projects.


Take part in research

How to participate

Take part in research

Fine out what taking part in research involves, and how you can get involved.
Making research relevant

Help Shape our Research

How people can shape our research, from helping to design research projects to taking part in advisory groups.
For researchers

Support for Researchers

Services for researchers looking for help with patient involvement in your study.