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These are examples of the writing that I do for other people. If you are interested in working with me in this way, please get in touch.

This important project was born from a vision to bridge gaps and foster meaningful relationships between Gypsy and Traveller Communities (GTC) in Yorkshire and Humber and researchers from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). This initiative aimed to encourage the development of new public involvement relationships and more inclusive approaches to community engagement, based on community development principles.

Multiple Long Term Conditions, or MLTC, affect over 14 million people in the UK.  Getting health and care services to work properly is crucial.  I've been working with a team of researchers and public contributors to improve services.  This blog, from NIHR ARC EM explains how we have involved the public in the decision-making.

Priority setting for research, that is deciding what research is done within a research programme, is a key way in which the public can get involved in decision making.  This blog, written with the fabulous Public Involvement team in the Applied Research Collaboration Yorkshire and Humber, explains what we learnt from a year long process to support researchers to involve the public in in this key part of the research cycle.


These additional blogs describe how two of the ARC YH Themes, Mental Health and Older People, went about their priority setting, and what they found.

There are a lot of buzzwords and concepts in the research world that really overlap, and especially in the public involvement world.  In this blog, written as part of the Applied research Collaboration Yorkshire and Humber, I talk about the space where research impact and public involvement in research overlap and the approach we’re taking in ARC.

This blog, written with my colleague Claire Marsh, talks about our experience of trying to support research teams to ‘do’ public involvement during the COVID pandemic.

This blog summarises how we (myself and our mental health team) brought practitioners and service users together to create a Community of Practice (CoP).  CoPs are networks and support groups for practitioners who share similar challenges.  This CoP aims to help mental health practitioners in the NHS to include a questionnaire that supports service users’ quality of life. 

I have found your co-ordination role invaluable. And on a personal level I have found your knowledge, wisdom and continuing support extremely helpful.

Felicity Shenton, Public Involvement Lead, NIHR ARC NENC

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