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Abstracts from the NIHR INVOLVE Conference 2017

Featuring abstracts from the NIHR INVOLVE Conference 2017, London, UK. 28 November 2017

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    Authors: Derick Mitchell, Jan Geissler, Alison Parry-Jones, Hans Keulen, Doris C. Schmitt, Rosaria Vavassori and Balwir Matharoo-Ball

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The editors and staff of Research Involvement and Engagement would like to thank warmly the academic and patient reviewers whose comments have helped to shape the journal.

Aims and scope

Research Involvement and Engagement is an interdisciplinary, health and social care journal focussing on patient and wider involvement and engagement in research, at all stages. The journal is co-produced by all key stakeholders, including patients, academics, policy makers and service users.

A co-produced journal

Research Involvement and Engagement co-produces the journal, involving academics, policy makers, patients and service-users, with a unique governance structure. We welcome articles from anyone involved or engaged with research into supporting, encouraging or delivering the patient/public voice in research processes or structures

The journal operates using an open peer review system, where the reviewers' names are included on the peer review reports. In addition, if the article is published, the named reports are published online alongside the article as part of a 'pre-publication history'.


We are pleased to announce that all articles published in Research Involvement and Engagement are included in PubMed, PubMed Central and DOAJ.

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About the Editors

Richard Stephens, co-Editor-in-Chief

Richard is a survivor of two cancers, a heart emergency and sundry other health challenges. He has acted as a carer for family members with both mental and physical conditions. Richard has participated in four clinical trials and eight other research studies. His interest in Involvement and Engagement comes from his desire that research outcomes will benefit patients, and that participation is made as easy as possible. He is currently Chair of the National Cancer Research Institute’s (NCRI) Consumer Forum; 92 patient and carers involved at all levels of UK cancer research. He also works with the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), Health Research Authority (HRA), Cancer Research UK, Genomics England and with pharma, biotechs and Clinical Research Organizations.

Sophie Staniszewska, co-Editor-in-Chief 

Sophie leads the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) and Experiences of Care Programme at the Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, UK, where she has undertaken studies focused on enhancing our understanding of PPI and the quality of its reporting. Sophie chaired the Evidence, Knowledge and Learning Group of INVOLVE and is now an Associate member. She is a member of the Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) Patient/Citizen Involvement Steering Group and co-chairs the HTAi Methods and Impact sub-Group. She is also a member of the NIHR NETSCC PPI Reference Group. Sophie is committed to embedding co-production into health and social care research.


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