About this project

This project searched the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 Medical and Health Sciences database for examples of how patient and public involvement was reported in the REF 2014 impact case studies.

Twelve examples drawn from this search are listed below which you can view by clicking on the individual links or by downloading a pdf annotated summary  of the examples from our publications page. Further information about the Research Excellence Framework 2014 is available on the REF2014 website:

List of examples:

Example 1Involving peer led self-help groups and citizen research groups in the improvement and development of services [Anglia Ruskin University]

Example 2 Care Transition Experiences: developing a user and carer centred approach [University of Birmingham]

Example 3Optimising Person-Centred Support in Social Care: the impact of the ‘Standards We Expect’ project [Brunel University]

Example 4:  Improving Participatory Practice and Well-being with Older People [University of Brighton]

Example 5The Cambridge Project: Empowering Gypsy/Traveller communities through collaborative participation [Buckinghamshire New University]

Example 6:  Mental Health Research and Knowledge Exchange Group [Canterbury Christ Church University]

Example 7:  King’s South London Stroke Register: Informing Innovation in Stroke Care [Kings College London]

Example 8:  Change in policy and practice in psychiatric hospitals in Finland [Kingston University]

Example 9:   Improving the way policy makers and service providers involve the public in policy and practice decision making and research [Lancaster University]

Example 10:  Increasing the profile and availability of effective psychological therapy for bipolar disorder [Lancaster University]

Example 11:  Social Aspects of Assisted Reproduction [De Montfort University]

Example 12:  Learning disability: making a difference to policy, practice and experience [Open University]


Alison Faulkner, a freelance consultant research, was commissioned by INVOLVE to carry out and report on the database searches of the Research Excellence Framework REF (2014) impact case studies working with Maryrose Tarpey, INVOLVE Coordinating Centre (August – November 2015).