Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE)

What is patient and public involvement and engagement in research?

Involvement is often described as research being carried out ‘with’ or ‘by’ members of the public rather than ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them.  It is researchers working with patients and the public to make decisions about research.

Engagement is where the researchers share information and knowledge with the public and can be a two-way information flow; listening, contributing ideas but not making decisions.


Our vision is to embed active and meaningful involvement of patient and public contributors into as many aspects of our work as possible, from research prioritisation to research studies including methods and policy research. 

In order to achieve our overall aim, we will: 

EEPRU Public Involvement Strategy

This document outlines a strategy for public involvement in EEPRU’s programme of research:


Ruth Helstrip – Project Coordinator
+44 1904 321 466

Donna Davis – Programme Coordinator
+44 114 222 0801