Your chance to advise on new research.
The University of Edinburgh is looking for members of the public to join our Pregnancy Advisory Group and advise us on our research by bringing the patient/public view to the research.
Patient and public involvement is when members of the public are actively involved in research projects and organisations. This means research is carried out ‘with’ or ‘by’ members of the public rather than ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them. Researchers and patients/members of the public work together to design, carry out and report on research.
By joining our Pregnancy Advisory Group you won’t be taking part in a study. You will be part of the research team getting actively involved in the research process itself. You will be a volunteer, giving your time to contribute to something interesting and useful. Healthcare researchers often want the ‘patient’ view of a topic and want your practical suggestions about how to improve their studies and the information they produce.
There are a variety of different ways to get involved. For example:
If you would like to find out more or actively become involved in the Pregnancy Advisory Group please email
Lyndsey Hogg, Public Engagement Officer, Lyndsey.Hogg@ed.ac.uk or telephone 0131 242 2677
Acknowledgement: Adapted from ‘Patient and Public’ Clinical Research Facility Edinburgh (CRFE) website.