Dr Gary Hickey (PPI Strategic Lead and Research Adviser)
I join RDS South East having worked for the last few years as a Senior Public Involvement Manager at INVOLVE, responsible for our work on co-production in research and the development of an International Patient and Public Involvement Network.
INVOLVE was established in 1996 and is part of, and funded by, the National Institute for Health Research, to support active public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research. It brings together expertise, insight and experience in the field of public involvement in research, with the aim of advancing it as an essential part of the process by which research is identified, prioritised, designed, conducted and disseminated.
Prior to this I have worked in health and social care research as well as the development and regulation of ethical cultures and processes in organisations.