The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigators constitute a network of approximately 200 pre-eminent researchers who represent the country’s most outstanding leaders of clinical and applied health and social care research.
In a 2014 publication from INVOLVE, NIHR Senior Investigators: Leaders for public involvement in research, five NIHR Senior Investigators give an account of how and why they involve patients and the public in their work:
Dr John Bradley, Director, NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre
Professor David Gunnell, Professor of Epidemiology, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol
Professor Elaine Hay, Director, Institute of Primary Care and Health Sciences Centre, Keele University
Professor Hywel Williams, Professor of Dermato-Epidemiology and Director, Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, University of Nottingham and
Professor Sue Ziebland, Director, Health Experiences Group, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Services University of Oxford
Launched to mark International Clinical Trials Day, the publication has a foreword from Professor Dame Sally C. Davies FRS FMedSci, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health and an introduction from Simon Denegri, Chair of INVOLVE and NIHR National Director for Public Participation and Engagement in Research.
This was an NIHR-wide project funded by INVOLVE working with NIHR Faculty and the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility.