Public Engagement

Incorporating patient insights and engaging the public with our research.

Patient and public involvement

Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) is essential to the work of the GIFT-Surg project as a way to feed the experiences and insights of patients and their representatives into the development and dissemination of research.

We include patient representatives across major applications through a regular Patient and Public Advisory Group quarterly meeting to discuss areas of research with members across disciplines and application areas.

This is matched with regular public engagement opportunities and activities that open up wider conversations with the public about our work. These activities at a range of events and festivals allow the public to hear more about the exciting research taking place across GIFT-Surg and to ask questions that inform and challenge the members taking part.

The project is supported by public engagement professionals across King’s College London and University College London. All activity is conducted according to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Definition of Public and Patient Involvement and National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement’s definition of Public Engagement.

Public engagement is supported by our Public Engagement Officer, Bella Spencer. If you are a public group interested in learning more about our activities, or a researcher interested in developing a project, please get in touch with Bella.

“The power of working with patients and taking developments into the clinic is a fantastic journey”

Professor Anna David

Public Engagement Activities