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About the interviewees
We are very grateful to the people who agreed to be interviewed for this website. This page gives you a few details about them.
Dave is a member of the public with many years' experience of getting involved in research. He has worked at many different levels, from local to national, and has also helped many other people to get involved.
Dave now chairs the National Cancer Research committee.
Alison Faulkner is a Service User Researcher with many years experience of public involvement in mental health research.
She has personal experience as a user of mental health services and a background in research and training. She has experience of leading and supporting research from a service user/survivor perspective and of enabling and supporting service users to become involved in research.
Steve is a researcher who involves members of the public in his research.
He has extensive knowledge of how to support members of the public throughout the involvement process, and of what researchers need to do to ensure that their involvement is most effective.
Malcolm Harrison is a member of the public with extensive experience of getting involved in health research at a local and national level.
Malcolm's work includes scrutinising national funding proposals and sitting on a Research Ethics Committee.
Lesley Roberts is a patient representative on a number of research groups.
Lesley has experience of patient-led research, as well as patients getting involved in research that is led by clinical or academic researchers.
Kati was originally a service user, and subsequently got involved in research.
She now works as a service user researcher. This means that she is a user of health services who carries out research and specialises in studying services users' perspectives of care and of research.
Page last edited: 25 November 2011