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IMPACT – University of Worcester

Group type: 3. Institution or initiative-specific

Contact details

Named contacts:  Dr. Peter Unwin and Chris Russell

Email address: p.unwin@worc.ac.uk and c.russell@worc.ac.uk

Telephone: 01905 855 126 / 01905 852 557

Address:

Bredon 7

University of Worcester

Henwick Grove

Worcester

WR2 6AJ

Remit of the group

The University of Worcester’s own interest group of service users and carers – ‘IMPACT’ – have a strong  presence across teaching and learning, recruitment and selection and research and consultancy across the Institute.

Peter Unwin and Chris Russell are the academic leads on Impact whose members include carers of, mental health survivors, people with long-term physical disabilities, care leavers, survivors of domestic violence and people with dementia.

Impact is determined to deliver on the potential for service user and care involvement to genuinely enhance the student learning experience and help bring about new cultures of care.

Members have undergone an in-house Introduction to Research course and are well versed in protocols and research ethics, while remaining true to their unique and passionate positions as researchers.

Frequency of meetings

Six times per year.

Who can consult the group?

Any researchers

Website

www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/impact-service-user-and-carer-involvement.html

Publications

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