Delia Muir is a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Officer based at the Institute of Clinical Trials Research, University of Leeds. She also works for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service (RDS) where she advises health researchers on how to incorporate meaningful public engagement and involvement into their projects. Much of Delia’s work to date has focused on pressure ulcer research. In 2010 Delia set up the Pressure Ulcer Research service User Network (PURSUN), the first service user network with a focus on pressure ulcer prevention and treatment. She continues to work closely with PURSUN’s members.
Delia originally studied Acting at Bretton Hall and is interested in using arts based methods to facilitate dialogue between researchers, health professionals and the public. She has utilised performance practice in a number of health related public engagement projects. This includes using role play and video to facilitate collaborative, qualitative data analysis (more info available here).
Alongside her academic role, Delia continues to work as a performer and theatre practitioner. This includes leading workshops in Her Majesty’s Prison Leeds, immersive theatre projects with Civilised Mess Theatre Company, and directing the Unity Day community pantomime