Staff engaging with the public


The HPRU in Modelling and Health Economics (MHE) contributes to and leads on a variety of Public and Patient Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) activities.

Our PPIE Strategy (pdf) sets out our vision and approach to public and community involvement and engagement. It reflects the lessons learned from the PPIE structure of our previous HPRU (in Modelling Methodology), and complements our Knowledge Mobilisation strategy.

Involvement vs engagement

We use the INVOLVE definitions for involvement, engagement and participation.

Patients and/or public are actively involved in the activities, organisation and governance of projects or units
e.g. representation on steering groups; development of research tools

Information and knowledge about research is provided and disseminated
e.g. public events; lectures; media coverage

People take part in a research study (as subjects / participants)


Our PPIE work is led by co-leads across the three Insitutes, with support and inputs from the HPRU Manager and staff across all research themes. Public Engagement activity is coordinated by the HPRU Manager.

You can contact the PPIE Leads by email here:

Imperial College

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 

 Public Health England 










Please contact HPRU Manager, Polly Rawlinson, for further information on PPI/E undertaken by the HPRU in Modelling Methodology:


involvement, engagement and participation[PMM1] 

 [PMM1]The strategy technically covers participation too so best to change the wording here as suggested