The ability to learn is not fixed. Patient / Public involvement and engagement are about finding frameworks of useful dialogue between people who speak, think, learn, and live differently.  

 

Approach

Ambers experience (six years) in patient / public involvement and engagement (PPIE) has been focused in neurosciences (clinical, pre-clinical, cognitive, and computational). Her PPIE training and approach has been influenced by her research degree backgrounds (biomedical neurosciences), arts background, and by family members significantly affected by various health problems. Amber has been able to utilise her cross-disciplinary perspective in PPIE to develop, optimise, and quantify programmes tailored for strategic impact. 

Patient / Public Involvement and Engagement Training

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Amber offers training in patient/public involvement and engagement (PPIE) as a consultant. She has trained clinical staff in a hospital setting, university students as a part of course work, as well as patients, researchers, artists and public in workshops and seminars.

Training with Amber

“In 2014, I went to a highly inspiring and captivating public engagement event organised by Amber. I attended my first patient/public engagement training with Amber the following year.  I have now been able to apply my new skills and knowledge into running two creative public engagement events and have helped on several others including a sell-out educational art-science exhibition with an appearance from Russell Brand. Amber is not only an adept and skilled training manager but also an exceptional role model whose positive attitude has inspired me! She is highly motivated and hard working and I have no doubt she will continue to motivate others to create innovative, inspirational public engagement events in the future.”   Rohisha Luchun 

Patient / Public Involvement and Engagement

Strategies, Projects, and Programmes

 

To hire Amber to develop PPIE strategies, projects or full PPIE programmes please book a consultation

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Impact Data Capture

Below is a brief overview of some measures, but not all, of the data capture on patient and public engagement that Amber has created, directed, and developed.

 

PPIE Directed by Amber

42
Individual patient / public engagement projects Amber has directed from inception to implementation in the last 5 years

A Snapshot of PPIE event feedback

 

"I enjoyed the interplay between scientists, performers and patients"

− Carol Hovelidge, audience

"Fantastic event that gives insight to its audience and shines light into the lesser explored areas of society. Engaging presentations, informative and hopeful. Thank you!!"

− patient audience

"I have no knowledge about science and I got this event! It was amazing! Thank you!"

− public audience

 

 

“A highly thought-provoking evening, filled with performances and academic talks about neurological disorders, that successfully combined complex neurological ideas with innovative technologies and live performances.” – The Lancet Neurology

 

Self-report captured of the representative average of over 1000 attendees from different events in the last year, where Amber was the principal organiser.

  • Improved Knowledge

    74%
  • Improved Awareness

    80%
  • Enjoyment rating

    88%
  • Innovation/Novelty rating

    92%

 

 

 Total funding awards that Amber has contributed to the PPIE strategies in the last 5 years (£)
23598000
Rounded sum of total GBP awarded, where Amber has written or contributed to the long-term PPI or PPE strategies on the grant