Celebrating Success

Kristen Clements & Alison Stanley
Loughborough University
Patient and Public Involvement


To thank those who have taken part in research studies, to gain feedback from participants to improve quality of research and student environment / experience. This will also give participants, carers and members of the public an opportunity to learn about published research studies. There will be time given to discuss experiences and develop and improve the quality of research studies and the potential impact they may deliver. 

What are the Aims?

To spread the word –  actively taking part in research is both interesting and rewarding. To share the success of the studies, published papers and student PhD fulfilment. We want to show appreciation for patient, public involvement and the time that is dedicated. Without you these studies would not be possible - thankyou!

Who was/is involved?

Alison Stanley & Kristen Clements and invitees from all research studies completed within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University.

What has changed/will change?

To improve the quality of research study participant experience within Loughborough's School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences. Widen the public knowledge of research within the School as well as informing student studies and widening participation. Also, enhance the training of staff and students in the PPI process.

What lessons have we learnt?

It is expected to receive anonymous feedback on the day, to evaluate our process for recruitment and improve on our impact within the community. We will update this case study based on the feedback after the event. We expect that alll lessons learned will result in quality improvement. 

Contact details

Alison Stanley (A.Stanley@lboro.ac.uk)

Kristen Clements (K.M.Clements@lboro.ac.uk)