Louise was invited to contribute to a 3-day course for PhD students in Denmark on patient and public involvement in health research, organised by Professor Kirsten Lomborg from Aarhus University and Professor Mogens Hørder from the University of Southern Denmark.
The Danish Ministry of Health published guidelines on PPI in 2011, and it is increasingly expected in grant applications, but there remains a skills gap for researchers. The course aims to build skills and capacity right at the start of health researchers’ careers.
Louise presented findings from two interview studies on the experiences of people involved in health research, and on the experiences of health researchers including PPI in their studies, with a particular focus on relationships, power and impact.
You can see summaries of the findings of these two studies, illustrated with video clips from the interviews, at:
While in Aarhus, Louise also gave an invited seminar on using patient experience data for quality improvement in healthcare at the Department of Public Health.