Translate MedTech – Patient and public involvement and engagement

This training course, delivered online over 3 hours, aims to increase knowledge about how to involve patients, the public and carers in the development and delivery of health research. The session will use hands on activities and examine real life case studies of effective PPIE methods.

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Open to academics, researchers, clinicians and industry representatives, by attending the course you will:

• understand patient and public involvement/engagement (PPIE) and its application in health research
• have an increased awareness of the value of PPIE in health research and best practice
• explore the different PPIE methods that can be used and when to apply them in the research cycle
• have an increased knowledge of how to develop PPIE plans for use in your own research


• What Patient and Public Involvement/Engagement (PPIE) is in the context of health research
• The benefits of PPIE from both a researcher and patient perspective
• Different types of PPIE methods throughout the research cycle and how they look in practice
• Considerations when developing your own PPIE plans

The training course will be run by Amy Rebane, PPIE Manager, and PPIE members from the NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre.

Spaces are limited and registration is essential.

This course will be delivered by the trainer remotely via video conferencing software. Information about how to join the conferencing call will be emailed to everyone that has registered.

Free to staff and postgraduate research students at Translate partner universities (Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds, Leeds Beckett, Sheffield Hallam and York). Places for industry and clinical representatives are available at a cost of £45, please email Kelly Broadbent ( to secure your ticket.

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About the trainer

Amy Rebane is the Patient and Public Involvement/Engagement (PPIE) Manager for the NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), she also supports PPIE across the NIHR@Leeds partnership. Amy’s role focuses on supporting researchers to carry-out PPIE in their research and research development, ensuring that best practice is met and patient benefit is clearly defined. Prior to working at the BRC, Amy worked in a voluntary sector user-led organisation with a commitment to the Social Model of Disability for ten years. PPI in this sense focused on the evaluation and improvement of health and social care services to ensure patient need was met. It also included a social research element, looking into the specific needs of often under-represented patient groups, and ensuring their first-hand experiences were heard in the implementation and improvement of health and social care services.

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