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.


EEPRU’s aim is to undertake high quality public involvement across our research programme. We intend to develop an understanding and share good practice on the most effective mechanisms to embed public involvement in the various types of studies we undertake.

Our Objectives; we will:

EEPRU Public Involvement Strategy

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

2024-2028 strategy coming soon


Ruth Helstrip – Project Coordinator
+44 1904 321 466

Donna Davis – Programme Coordinator
+44 114 222 0801