Public Involvement Award 2019 winners!

The RETURN project has been awarded the first ever University of Liverpool, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Public Involvement Award for work done so far with members of the public and patients in the development of the RETURN intervention.

The award was presented at a showcase event of university public engagement and public involvement activities on Wednesday 13th November 2019 at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Liverpool.

Entries were judged by a panel of experts and the award was based on a written application and three-minute flash. There was stiff competition from across the Faculty including projects working with prisoners, parents, illness experience feedback groups on Fibromyalgia and community engagement relating to mental health in Jakarta (among others).

The event also included an engaging key note talk ‘Public Engagement: Taking Stock and Looking Forwards’, from Professor Paul Manners, Director of the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (who was also part of the judging panel).

The event was also a good opportunity to show our work to other researchers across the University of Liverpool.

Photo left to right: Margaret Stanley (Patient representative), Victoria Lowers (Programme Manager), Marieke Van der Zande (Sociologist)