Patient and Public Involvement

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds the work of the Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Evaluation of Interventions. The HPRU is a team of researchers who work with Public Health England (PHE) to carry out research into the development and evaluation of health interventions - activities aimed at reducing risks or threats to health. We focus on the areas that PHE has prioritised and these are mainly in the area of infection and infectious diseases.

Our research team includes specialists from many different areas, including:

  • epidemiology (looking at patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions across populations and specific groups of people)
  • children’s health
  • GP care
  • sexual health
  • behavioural science
  • patient and public involvement. 

We aim to carry out research that helps to support the development of clinical and public health guidelines and the policy and practice of medical care.  To this end we are developing a collaborative PPI strategy with our partner organisations in the West of England:

Patient and Public Involvement - Going Forward with the HPRU in 2016/17

Get involved!

Opportunities for patients and the public to participate in the HPRU's research programme

We continue to explore novel ways of engaging with the public - our HPRU is is working hard to embed patient and public involvement at the earliest stage of the research cycle.

Professor Matthew Hickman, HPRU Director

Contact us

Dr Noreen Hopewell-Kelly
University of the West of England
Room 2G27, Glenside Campus
Blackberry Hill
Bristol BS16 1DD

Tel: (0117) 342 2526

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