It’s important for health researchers to appropriately and adequately budget for patient and public engagement in their research projects. Learning Objectives:
- Identify some of the potential barriers and facilitators to inclusive and meaningful engagement of people with lived experience of health issues in research projects.
- Understand how to create a budget to address potential barriers to engagement and support the meaningful involvement of all voices.
- Understand key aspects of a good engagement budget such as compensation for patient/public partners’ time, energy and contribution to the research project.
Presenter: Carolyn Shimmin is the Patient and Public Engagement Lead at the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation. In this role, she helps lead CHI’s strategy on public involvement in health research. Previous experience includes stakeholder engagement, research, writing and reporting on various health policy issues including mental health, addictions, trauma and the sexual exploitation of youth. Areas of interest include patient engagement, knowledge translation, trauma-informed approaches, intersectional analysis, and poststructuralist queer theory. Carolyn has a Bachelor of Journalism Combined Honours Political Science and a Master of Gender Studies.