Young Persons Advisory Group Presentations
22 March 2017
Redland Green Young Persons Advisory Group present their research findings at the Centre for Child and Adolescent Health.
Patient and public involvement at the early stage of the research cycle is essential and having insight to tailor questionnaires to meet the needs of a diverse population is paramount. This is where the Young Persons Advisory Group play a vital role.
The Redland Green School group is a cohort of yr 12 students who have volunteered to take part in the research programme originally designed and initiated by CCAH. Over a period of around 15 weeks from October to March, they were taught about research and were supported to undertake their own research project.
In return, they act as a PPI resource for researchers wanting input specifically from young people. The group numbers around 16 people who meet every Wednesday.
On the 22nd March, 15 students from the school arrived at Oakfield House to present their findings.
Professor Alan Emond reported "the standard of the presentations were outstanding" - they were each presented with a Certificate in recognition of all their hard work.