PRU BehSci PPIE Strategy Group Member
Sudhir has a good understanding of the needs of the diverse communities in London. He is a good communicator at all levels and a good team member. He joined Newcastle University’s Policy Research Unit in Behaviour Science so that he can offer his positive experiences of lay PPIE which are listed below. His other reason for joining this group was that he need to understand local communities needs outside London through his peer PPIE colleagues and researchers. He hopes then he can offer a broader spectrum of knowledge through his experiences to this unit. He has gained knowledge and experiences from participations through the following:
- He is a lay PPIE Research Advisory panellist for North Thames ARC at UCL and Patient Safety Research centre at Imperial College. Here he provides constructive comments on various health research papers and at the same time understand the sensitive nature of the subjects and respect all the team members.
- He is a group member for UCL’s Coproduction Collective group in Health Research.
- He is a Lived Experience Advisory Panellist for Tackling Chronic Depression (known as TACK) for East London NHS Foundation Trust. Here he is involved in Dialog+ project which basically promote effective patient-clinician communication in community mental health service care.
- He has practical experience of mental health as he was a carer for a relative. He has gained valuable practical lessons from listening to people/patients, at his local focus groups and Carers UK where he is a member. He has, over this time, gained good experience on evaluating research papers/studies where he has provided practical ideas with holistic approaches.
Also, previously he was involved in the NHS Research groups prioritising the research themes, research applications, research deliverables and strategies.