We aspire to be the world-leaders in the study of human experience that is hidden, marginalised, difficult, unspeakable, unacknowledged, or invisible. The people whose experiences we want to uncover are not just the subjects of our research. Along with those who support, care for, treat and advocate for them, they are partners in our research. We aim to embed engagement with these partners throughout the research cycle, from developing initial ideas to sharing findings.
We are also committed to sharing the experiences which underpin these hidden health problems, bringing them into clearer focus and influencing the wider conversation, public perceptions, policy and practice which surround them.
Our overarching vision for engagement in IMH is that, by 2030:
To support this vision we provide funding, training, advice and support for researchers to develop engaged research projects with a particular focus on pre/early project engagement and developing research partnerships.
We also develop strategic Institute-level partnerships with healthcare providers and practitioners, policymakers, charities, NGOs, and other stakeholders.
In addition, we have recruited a group of non-academic critical friends called The Observatory who can provide a non-academic perspective on projects, outputs and proposals.
Our engagement work is coordinated by Evelyn Tehrani, Senior Manager (Research and Engagement).
Download our current IMH Engagement strategy.
For general enquiries, please contact us by email.
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