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Webinar: How to incorporate EDI in Patient and Public Involvement


01 December 2021


14:00 to 15:30



An integral part of research that is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is to ensure that patients, carers and the public have the opportunity to shape and influence health and care research.

The NIHR is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and we recognise the importance of facilitating inclusive opportunities that bring together people with different experiences and backgrounds to improve the quality and the impact of the research we fund.

This 90-minute webinar is aimed at NIHR-funded researchers and staff accountable for PPI.

It will cover:

  • what is EDI
  • the barriers to incorporating EDI in PPI and how to overcome them
  • practical guidance, tips and resources on how to adapt a PPI programme to incorporate EDI successfully

By attending you will discover:

  • how to adapt your PPI programme to successfully incorporate EDI
  • insights from a fellow researcher and PPI representative that you can apply to your PPI programme of work

Register for the webinar.

Webinar hosts

The webinar will be facilitated by Linda Onerhime-Prince, PPI Manager, NIHR Academy, Silvia Bortoli, Senior Public Involvement Manager, NIHR Centre for Engagement and Dissemination and Esther Mukuka, Head of EDI for NIHR.

They will be joined by an NIHR researcher and PPI representative who will share real-life examples of the importance of incorporating EDI in PPI.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters at the end of the webinar.