How we can help

How we can help

Please contact us as early as possible to discuss and plan public involvement in your research project.  Please complete our client enquiry form and we will contact you to arrange an appointment.

Our guidance and resources section has information and guidance on the different ways that members of the public can be involved in research including:

  • how to involve members of the public in research
  • how to budget for public involvement
  • public involvement in different stages of the research cycle

Our Specialist Public Involvement Team

Public involvement lead – Tracey Johns (Essex hub)
Responsible for the development, implementation, evaluation and reporting of our public involvement strategy and co-ordinating support and best practice across the region.

Email: Telephone: 01206 874856

Specialist public involvement advisers in five local hubs

Essex                           Tracey Johns (as above)
Andrew Sharpe –
Bedfordshire             Nasreen Ali –
Hertfordshire           Annalisa Casarin –
Norfolk & Suffolk    Helen Risebro –

RDS EoE Public Involvement Fund

If you are a researcher in the East of England region and you need funding to support public involvement in the early development and design stage of your research grant application you can apply for a small amount of funding from the RDS EoE Public Involvement Fund. Here’s an example of the RDS Public Involvement Fund Application Process.

Please contact Tracey Johns for further information or download a copy of the form and funding criteria here.

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