At the Health Services Research Unit (HSRU), we are committed to making our research both relevant and accessible. 


We are a large research department based at the University of Aberdeen.  The focus of our work is to find better ways of delivering healthcare.  Patients and the public are at the centre of what we do, and there are lots of opportunities for patients and the public to be involved with, and to find out about, our research. 

We involve stakeholders, including patient and the public, in our projects from the earliest stage possible.  This helps us to make sure we are asking and answering research questions that are important for patients and society. 

We also have a fun and lively public engagement group who run events throughout the year.  As a department, we actively seek and create opportunities to engage with the public in different ways.  

If you'd like to read about the types of research we do please click here to browse our research pages.

Please click on the tabs below to expand and find out more about our events and how you can become involved.

Events for the public

Our public engagement group is a fun, dynamic team of staff from many different backgrounds.  We think it is important to make health services research accessible and run events out and about throughout the year for the public.  Many of our events are run in collaboration with the University's Public Engagement with Research Unit

You can keep up to date by following us on twitter @hsru_aberdeen


Recent events highlights...

Hunting for Evidence with the Girl Guides

It can be hard for young people to assess the claims they see every day, on the news, radio, social media.  Are the claims true?  What is the evidence?  Is the evidence reliable?

 


Click on recent activities below to see what else we have been up to recently!

If you like the sound of anything we have done before, or have an idea for an event, please get in touch with Katie Banister, our Public Involvement and Engagement Co-ordinator.  You can contact Katie directly for a chat on 01224 438092 or drop her an email: k.banister@abdn.ac.uk

Public involvement in our research

What is patient and public involvement?

Patient and Public Involvement (also called PPI) is the term we use to describe working with members of the public, as an integral part of our research.  Patients are at the centre of clinical decisions so it follows that patients and service users are at the centre of our research development to discuss and inform “What matters to you?”

How can I be involved?

Are you interested in being involved with our work?

We are always looking for patients and members of the public to advise us and join our research teams - to put the voice of patients and the public at the heart of our research. Based at the Health Services Research Unit in Aberdeen University, Foresterhill Campus, we carry out a wide range of healthcare research and clinical trials. Find out more by following us on twitter @hsru_aberdeen

What skills do you need?

Interest and enthusiasm, a bit of spare time and willingness to speak up.

If you would like to volunteer please download our sign up sheet by clicking here and email it to Katie Banister, our Public and Patient Involvement and Engagement Co-ordinator.  You can also contact Katie directly for a chat on 01224 438092 or drop her an email k.banister@abdn.ac.uk.

How can I find out more about being a research participant?

Our clinical trials unit (CHaRT) runs a large portfolio of clinical trials.  You can find out more about our current trials here

Recent activities

We run many events during the year.  Click on any of the links below to find out more about our recent events and activities.


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If you like the sound of anything we have done before or have an idea for an event please get in touch with Katie Banister, our Public and Patient Involvement and Engagement Co-ordinator.  You can contact Katie directly for a chat on 01224 438092 or drop her an email k.banister@abdn.ac.uk