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Patients & Public Involvement

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). 

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.

The cluster ensures 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 team 

The Patient and Carer Involvement and Engagement cluster is led by Professor Dame Til Wykes with support from Dr Sagar Jilka, Theme Coordinator, and a team of research and clinical colleagues.


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

There are many ways people can take an active role in shaping research at the BRC, from helping to design research projects, to taking part in advisory groups or advising on research documents and procedures.
For researchers

Support for Researchers

If you are a researcher looking for help with patient involvement in your study, there are a number of services we offer which may help.