Research Network

Research Network

Our Participation Research Network is an opportunity to share learning, best practice and exciting news about public engagement research and public participation projects with a health or care focus.

It is open to practitioners, policy makers, researchers and everyone with an interest in sharing evidence on participation (public involvement, engagement, co-production) in health and social care.

The network is a forum for sharing the latest information and evidence and updates on UK and international practice. It connects researchers, practitioners and policy makers.

Pre-pandemic we held an annual event with presentations from across the country and opportunities to discuss and network. Our monthly webinars cover a wide range of topics to do with engaging people and communities, designing health and care services, and promoting equality and diversity.

Webinar series

We are running a mini-series of webinars during November, following a call for abstracts. The webinars focus on:

  • Engagement in mental health practices
  • Engaging with adults with learning disabilities
  • Involving people with dementia in healthcare research and practice
  • Creative methods for engagement
  • Digital engagement in health and social care research, policy and practice

This webinar series is free and open to all to attend.

Find further information, register to attend these webinars, or watch the recordings on our events page.

Contact info

For more information about the Research Network and our webinars please contact Gary McGrow ( or Joy Vamvakaris (

Last Updated: 28 October 2021