Public involvement

Find out how you can get involved in MOReS research

What is public involvement (PI)?

There are many different types of research, all of which contribute to new knowledge which may lead to changes in treatment, policies or care. Having people involved in research is vital and PI is the active involvement of patients, carers and the public in research projects and research centres, working with researchers, not for and not to be confused with knowledge sharing or recruitment of participants into research projects.

INVOLVE is a national advisory group established by the National Institute of Health Research to support active public involvement the NHS, public health and social care.

Our research team working with the public

What we do

The Centre for Movement, Occupational and Rehabilitation Sciences (MOReS) is a growing research centre which brings together three key ingredients - research, education and care. MOReS is underpinned by a strong research team under six key research themes:

  • Clinical Applied Nutrition (CAN)
  • Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Research (CLEAR)
  • Health Innovation and Technology Trials (HITT)
  • Movement Science Group (MSG)
  • Occupational Sciences (OS)
  • Trauma Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Health (TRaMH)

How you can contribute

There are many ways in which members of the public can contribute and this may vary from meeting to meeting. Some of the ways in which you may be asked to help include the following:

  • involvement in identifying research priorities
  • as members of a project advisory or steering group
  • commenting on and developing patient information leaflets or other research materials.

Ideas Factory

The Ideas Factory is an area where you can write your thoughts and ideas for current research projects or for research/projects that you think are important and therefore that MOReS researchers should consider. Each year, we will take two projects from the Ideas Factory forward for our undergraduate/ postgraduate students to undertake as part of their course. 

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Past events

Patients in a Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness - diagnosis and management

One-day seminar

  • Date: Wednesday 24 April 2019
  • Time: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Location: Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 0BP

This interactive and practical seminar by four UK experts in prolonged disorders of consciousness will teach doctors how to manage this group of patients clinically, legally and ethically. Download seminar details Patients in a Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness - diagnosis and management.

More information

If you would like more information on the MOReS PI activities or are interested in becoming a member of our PI group, please contact

Find out more about a newly launched set of national standards which aim to improve the quality and consistency of public involvement in research.