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We also want additional patient partners to be involved in monthly “Meet the Researcher” discussions to hear about our research, help develop research proposals, and support reviewing of research findings. If you are interested please see details below.


We will be running monthly events, initially online via Zoom, for health researchers to share their ideas, studies and results with patients and the wider public. We would love for you to join us. As well as hearing about our work, we would appreciate your input to these research studies. We might ask you to give your ideas on:

  • Research design and patient commitment required 
  • Identifying ways in which the study could be improved
  • Encouraging diversity and inclusivity of access to research activities
  • Helping researchers communicate the findings in a way everybody can understand

Talks are the fourth Monday of the month at 1pm.  


Book for upcoming talks

September 2023

October 2023

November 2023

December 2023 - No Talk


Previous events November 2022

Does adding a cognitive behavioural approach to pilates improve outcomes in people with persistent low back pain? - Rona Dickson 


Can pre-operative patient health questionnaires predict poor outcomes after surgery for hip impingement? - Simon Wood


Booking is essential: This workshop will be online and in person. In either case, please register for this event - online participants will receive a link for viewing after registering. Please book your place here. 

Facilitator - Natalie Ford

Natalie Ford - Outreach and Public Engagement Officer

Natalie is Outreach and Engagement Officer for NDORMS and will be introducing the speakers and asking your questions.  Please let her know on if you have any questions that you would like to submit in advance.  


Monday 24 October 2022, 1-2pm

Two talks from researchers. Philippa Nicolson talking about 'Optimising outcomes for patients waiting 12 months or more for total knee replacement', and Ben Gabbott discusses 'The Effects of Mental Health Disease on Knee Replacements'. 


Meet the Researcher January 2022

Meet the Researcher November 2021

Meet the Researcher October 2021

Meet the Researcher September 2021

Meet the Researcher July 2021

Meet the Researcher June 2021

Meet the Researcher May 2021

Meet the Researcher April 2021



You do not need any specialist research or medical knowledge to volunteer. Additional information to explain about our research process will be provided.  Training in research methods and the PPI role will be available if this would be helpful. 


If you are interested in hearing more about these sessions, please contact