Opportunities for public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research

How to join in


An overview

Public involvement in research is when the research is carried out with or by members of the public rather than ‘to’, ‘about’, or ‘for’ them.

This includes, for example, working with research funders to prioritise research, offering advice as members of a project steering group, commenting on and developing research materials and undertaking research with research participants.

For more information, see about public involvement. 

See the latest opportunities to get involved as a reviewer here.


See the latest opportunities on the People in Research website


Public representative for NIHR Cancer and Nutrition Collaboration 

'Population Health: Cancer Prevention and Early Detection' work stream 

Discover opportunity here.

Give your views and thoughts on a research project looking at care for residents living with dementia

Seeking advice on nursing care approaches for residents living with dementia 

Discover opportunity here.

Invitation to apply to be a Co-Chair of the NIHR External Referencing Board for Impact

Lay Co-Chair to work alongside the Board’s Chair 

Discover opportunity here.

Guide future research about Problematic Knee Replacements

Patients and carers with experience of problematic knee replacements - HELP US HELP YOU

Discover opportunity here.

Meeting – how to design an intervention to support psychological recovery post-critical care

ImPROving Psychological Health in Critical CaRE SurvivorS (PROGRESS) Stakeholder Eve 

Discover opportunity here.

Seeking advisors for a quality of life study of children diagnosed with retinoblastoma

Seeking those who have experience with retinoblastoma and members of the public to advise on a study 

Discover opportunity here.

Shape how we involve patients, carers and those at risk at the British Heart Foundation

Workshop with people affected by heart and circulatory conditions on their involvement at the BHF. 

Discover opportunity here.

People affected by stroke needed for mindfulness research advisory group

Online mindfulness for stroke survivor and caregiver partnerships

Discover opportunity here.