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We promote the community ‘voice’ in health research.


Publications examining the attitudes of researchers, consumers and community members to different aspects of involvement.

Who can be a patient representative?
Packer C. Can a health professional represent patient views? International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 2011;27(4):400-403

Consumer involvement in cardiovascular research
Horowitz CR, Robinson M, Seifer S. Community-based participatory research from the margin to the mainstream: Are researchers prepared? Circulation 2009;119:2633-2642

Researchers attitudes towards involvement
Thompson J, Barber J, Ward PR, Boote JD, Cooper CL, Armitage CJ, Jones H. Health researchers’ attitudes towards public involvement in health research. Health Expectations 2009;12:209–220