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We can organise and deliver public & end user involvement and engagement

Our organisation type is:: University

We are active in the following Technologies: Service innovation, User perspective, Social Science/Elderly, Design, Field trials / living lab, Tertiary end-users: public sector service organizers, social security systems, insurance companies

Applications: Health & wellness, Home care, Information and learning, Knowledge Transfer, Mobility, Safety, security, privacy, Skills enhancement, Social interaction, Supply with goods & chores

Who we are:

The School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences has expertise in involving the public in developing ideas, research design and research undertaking in a variety of subjects but most commonly assistive/rehabilitation/health technology research. We work in a cross-disciplinary way with arts and media, robotics and autonomous systems, sensor development, ICT,  digital health and health sciences colleagues to name but a few. Our staff work closely with the Salford Institute for Dementia where the public inform every aspect of our work (research, enterpise, teaching and innovation). We have a strong track record of relevant research and have a strong reputation for developing the field of public involvement in research - especially with older adults and their informal carers/families.

What we offer:

We can assist with identifying service users needs and developing research ideas that meet those needs. We can facilitate access to the older public living at home, in care homes or those who are hospital patients. We are competent at managing the ethics of public involvement and supporting end users so that technology developed is fit for purpose. We are particularly good at involving people who are 'hard to reach' or isolated/less engaged e.g. people with dementia. We work in a participatory way and maximise co-production/co-design with the public with a strong emphasis on evaluation of what works and why and in what context.

Contact details


Dr Tracey Williamson
Phone: +44 (0)161 295 6424


University of Salford
Frederick Road, M66PU Manchester

United Kingdom