SPCR Research Fellow Dr Emma Palmer-Cooper and Health Psychology Researcher Dr Anne Ferrey write about an innovative public engagement project that sets out to investigate whether yarn-based crafting can improve health and wellbeing. The project recently received a University of Oxford Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund Award.
Professor Carl Heneghan, Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine and Official Fellow of Kellogg College, discusses the role of code breaking in healthcare, linking its use to the famous Enigma Machine and explaining why the department is linking up with Kellogg College's upcoming 'Bletchley Park Week.'
PPI Coordinators Lynne Maddocks (NIHR CLAHRC Oxford and Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences) and Polly Kerr (NIHR Oxford BRC) discuss their initiative to provide training for their public contributors in some of the essentials of medical research, and why this is important.
Professor Carl Heneghan describes a school's outreach programme designed to bring EBM to young people.
Dr Helen Curtis writes about her experience at Oxford's Curiosity Carnival.
Dan Richards-Doran reflects on the Oxford Open Doors event, and what it means to be involved.
Lynne Maddocks shares her experience of piloting a series of seminars for our Patient and Public Involvement contributors, to help them be ready to shape the design, delivery and dissemination of our research.
The public can take many roles in research - particularly in projects where the aim is to co-create. Dr Lindson-Hawley describes her experience of engaging the public in their many forms in a project aiming to set new priorities for tobacco addiction researchers.