This training resource, developed by the Patient Experience Research Centre at Imperial College, London, aims to support and provide a starting point for academics and public involvement practitioners who want to train people with lived experience to become co-researchers in qualitative/interview-based research studies.

The resource was developed from a series of online training sessions which were originally used to induct and train peer researchers for a participatory research study on COVID-19 experiences among people living with HIV and covers training on:

  • Research Integrity: Ethics and Research Data Management
  • Qualitative Research and Public Involvement
  • Interviewing Skills and Emotional Wellbeing
  • Analysing Interview Transcripts

To access and use the resource, simply download the pack, review the slides and then adapt these how you would like to fit with your own project/activity.

You can find out more about the Peer Research Training Resource via the User Guide below (available to download: User Guide - Peer Research Training Resource (pdf)).

For any queries, please contact Vas Papageorgiou (  or the PERC public involvement team (