Researching public involvement in research

The sixth invoNET workshop was held on Tuesday 21 February 2012 at the King’s Fund in London. The workshop provided an opportunity for over 50 invoNET members to network and share information on developing an evidence base for public involvement in research. 

In the morning there were presentations from four recently funded studies researching impacts of public involvement on research followed by a chaired discussion on common themes and emerging issues. In the afternoon there was discussion about other research underway, potential for collaborative working and identifying gaps or areas for further research. Details of the programme and delegate list are available to download from the See also box.

You can download the powerpoint presentations from the day by clicking on the links below or listen to short audio clips from some of the delegates:

David Evans, Rosie Davis and Vito Laterza, University of West of England presented on their National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Services Research (HSR)/INVOLVE funded project: Public involvement in research, assessing involvement through a realist evaluation. UWE presentation


Patricia Wilson, Marion Cowe, Elspeth Mathie, University of Hertfordshire
presented on their NIHR HSR/INVOLVE funded project RAPPORT, ReseArch with Patients and Public invOlvement: a RealisT evaluation. RAPPORT presentation


Carrol Gamble, Jennifer Newman, University of Liverpool presented on their NIHR HSR/INVOLVE funded project.  An evidence base to optimise mehtods for involving patients and public representatives in clinical trials: a systematic investigation of a cohort of Health Technology Assessment funded clinical trials. EPIC overview


You can also listen to some people’s thoughts on the day:

You can find out more about Kath’s study at