PPIE Support

Helping researchers put people at the centre of their research

Why involve people in research?

Involving people and patients in research makes it stronger and more relevant to the people it stands to benefit. We can help you to involve members of the public in your research, meaningfully.

Contact us to talk through what you need and find out more about what’s involved.

Connection with public collaborators

We may be able to connect you with public collaborators to involve in your research, depending on the people you would like to involve. We have connections with different groups across the South West, and are building a list of public collaborators who would like to become involved in research.

Help us to help you by giving us plenty of notice to find and invite potential public collaborators, and be flexible with how and when public collaborators can support your research.


Grant development

If you’re planning a new research project and would like input into the design of the project, any supporting information, or into the application itself, please get in touch.


Our PenARC partners have developed an incredibly useful page full of resources to help you to better understand involvement, and to provide practical support for getting people involved.

Explore the resources here


We can support you with finding the right training according to your needs, or discuss how we might deliver training to better support you.

Contact us to find out more about how we can support you by emailing involvement@exeter.ac.uk

People involved

Hat Porter

Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Officer

Jess Smith

Patient & Public Involvement Engagement Manager