A full list of workshops, panel members and Key Notes will be confirmed 
in the near future, 
please check this page at a later date
in the mean time


Confirmed Workshop & panel members include:

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Workshop with Delia Muir

Delia Muir was one of three individuals chosen to receive  prestigious Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowships in 2015. The Fellowships explore new ways of thinking about science and its wider cultural contexts, including poetry, visual art, performance, surgical simulation, citizen science and TV presenting and additionally explore the potential public engagement for improving in health through social engagement and inclusion.


At Leeds University Delia is the Operational Lead for Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) at LICTR. She co-authored guidance on PPI in care home research, contributed to national guidance on PPI in clinical trials, published by INVOLVE http://www.nihr.ac.uk/get-involved/INVOLVEpublicinvolvementinclinicaltrialsBriefingnotes2012.pdf and leads the PPI for the Research Design Service Yorkshire and Humber (RDSYH).

She is also

  • Chair of the Review Panel for the RDSYH Public Involvement Funds
  • Chair of the RDSYH PPI Forum http://www.rds-yh.nihr.ac.uk/ppi/forum/
  • Chair of the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber PPI Community
  • Member of the University of Leeds Public Engagement Programme Network (PEPNET)
  • Member of the National RDS Patient and Public Involvement Community (PPIC).
  • Founding member of the PPI in Clinical Trials Group.
  • Co-investigator on the METHODs for Patient and Public Involvement In Clinical TriALs: A Research Priority and Agenda Setting Exercise (METHODICAL) study http://www.liv.ac.uk/psychology-health-and-society/research/methodical/about/

Delia has led numerous postgraduate teaching and developmental workshops focussing on patient involvement in health care.

Our “in progress” session are presided over by our panel of “experts” and include:

IMG_0362Kim Etherington is an emeritus professor from the University of Bristol where she worked in a part time capacity since 1992 while also working freelance as an EMDR therapist, counsellor, supervisor, consultant and trainer in voluntary and statutory organisations.

She was awarded a Fellowship from the British Association for Counselling (BACP) in 2007, and is author of six books including, Trauma, Drug Misuse & Transforming Identities: A life story approach; Becoming a Reflexive Researcher: Using Our Selves in Research, and Trauma, the Body & Transformation.

Kim has taught nationally and internationally on topics related to reflexivity, narrative inquiry, trauma, abuse and health.

 David Carless

is a professor of narrative psychology in the Institute of Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure at Leeds Beckett University. His professional background spans physical education, health and the performing arts. David’s performative and arts-based research methodologies has informed over 50 journal articles and book chapters; several commissioned evaluations and research projects; invited lectures and seminars; conference papers and keynotes; audio CDs; and live performances. David is co-author (with Kitrina Douglas) of Sport and physical activity for mental health and Life story research in sport: Understanding the experiences of elite and professional athletes through narrative and is co producer of Qualitative Conversations http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkWCTy8bNOY6JlvX_yg-Uig