Support a PhD student: study looking for HSR’s who have involved BME Groups @yorkshirecohort @bibresearch @ShobaDawson

My name is Shoba Dawson and I am a PhD student at the University of Manchester. I am funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Greater Manchester Primary Care Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (GM PSTRC).

I am currently undertaking a study investigating the views and experiences of researchers regarding the involvement of people from minority ethnic groups in health research.

We define Patient and Public Involvement as “research that is carried out ‘with’ members of the public or ‘by’ members of the public rather than ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them” (INVOLVE). For example, when people are part of a steering group and offer advice on various aspects of the research process. For more examples of involvement please visit:

Evidence suggests that researchers find it challenging when involving people from black and minority ethnic groups in health research. Little is known about researchers’ experiences of involving members of these groups and, measures taken by the researchers when involving members of these groups in research.

We are looking to recruit health services researchers who have experiences of involving or have made efforts to involve people from Black and Minority Ethnic Groups in health research.

If you agree to participate, you will be interviewed by me and the interview is expected to last between 60-90 minutes. If you would like to participate or would like further information about this study, please contact me via e-mail at:

Thank you very much for your time!

Shoba Dawson

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