Careers, Dissemination

Listening is the first part of research – PPI

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Like Dementia Researcher, the BMJ has long campaigned for better patient and public participation in research, making the case that it leads to better outcomes for patients and for society – but an article published in the Christmas edition of The BMJ goes further than that – and talks about the insights that participants in research provide- insights that the academic team would never be able to have themselves.

In this podcast, Seb Crutch a professor of neuropsychology, and Professor Martin Rossor, NIHR National Director for Dementia Research – who have been involved in neurological research as academics, and also by Valerie Mansfield, who’s a member of a patient support group, discuss how the scientific establishment can recognise those invaluable insights.

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