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Participate Network, University of Bath

Group type: 3. Institution or initiative-specific

Contact details

Named contact: Geraldine Cooney

Email address: g.cooney@bath.ac.uk

Telephone: 01225 385951

Address:

Bath Research and Development

Department for Health

University of Bath

Claverton Down

Bath

BA2 7AY

Remit of the group

Bath Research and Development gives support and advice to researchers working in Bath and NE Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire. An important part of our wok is to support the involvement of patients, carers  and other members of the public in planning and conducting health research.

Anybody with an interest in health research can join our ‘Participate Network’ – you choose what kind of involvement you want and how little or how much time you want to give. You can sign up to be a Research Panel member (if you have experience of a specific health problem) or as a Research Partner (if you have a general interest in contributing to health research studies) or as a participant in a specific study or trial.

Frequency of meetings

3 or 4 times a year, or more if interested. All activities are voluntary. We keep in regular email contact telling you about opportunities, events or research studies at the university or in the local area. We also send you a bi-monthly newsletter telling you about our activities.

Who can consult the group?

Any health researchers in the university or NHS in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire.

Website

www.bath.ac.uk/health/brd/public-involvement

Publications

See website above

More about the group (optional)

We pay all travel expenses for people who come to our Research Panel meetings or who contribute as Research Partners. We also give people a ‘thank you’ gift voucher.

We have 3 Research panels:

  • Pain panel – people with experience of chronic pain
  • Carers –people caring for a family member, relative or friend
  • Healthy living panel – people who struggle to keep active/lose weight.