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We need more than better chat-up lines to increase participation in research

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Thanks for visiting my blog. I am Chair of INVOLVE - the UK's national advisory group on public involvement - and NIHR National Director for Public Participation and Engagement in Research. I was CEO at the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) from 2006 until 2011. My full profile can be found on the 'Biography' page. The views on here are all personal ones unless otherwise stated. I hope you enjoy some of the things I write and/or find a useful link or two along the way.

2 Comments

  1. Thanks, I agree we need to get better at the communication between researchers and the public and more personal terminology would help. But most good communication is surely about listening? I wonder if the challenge is to get researchers listening to the public More and then the chat would be better informed and the terminology more sincere?

    • simondenegri says:

      How right you are Bridget. This is often the first observation made by patients who have found communication difficult isn’t it? That the root cause was actually a researcher or clinician’s failure to listen.

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