| DMU logo

Raksha Pandya-Wood

Job: Senior Research Fellow and Regional Lead for Patient and Public Involvement in Research for the Research Design Service East Midlands

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Research group(s): Centre for Social Action

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: + 44 (0)116 207 8778 OR +44 (0)116 252 5412

E: rpandya@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/csa

 

Personal profile

Research Expertise

  1. Patient and Public Involvement in Research
  2. Impact of Patient and Public Involvement in Research
  3. Service User and Carer Involvement in Research
  4. Regional Collaborations in Patient and Public Involvement
  5. Patient and Carer Involvement in Cancer Research
  6. Patient and Public Involvement in Research Design Workshops
  7. Regional Patient and Public Involvement in Research Design Awards
  8. Research Advice
  9. Participatory Action Research
  10. Participatory Methodologies
  11. Lay Involvement in Health Research
  12. Interviews
  13. Delphi Technique.

Specialist Health Promotion and Health Practice Background

  1. HIV and AIDS
  2. Substance and Alcohol Use and Abuse
  3. Autism and other Learning Disabilities
  4. Community Development work
  5. Black and Minority Groups.

Publications and outputs 

Click here to view a full listing of Raksha Pandya-Wood's publications and outputs|.

Key research outputs

  • PhD Research: The Impact of Patient and Public Involvement in Cancer Research
  • Ethical issues arising at research design stage involving patients and the public
  • Impact of RDS PPI support
  • Impact of bursaries for patient and public involvement in research funding applications

Forthcoming publications:

  • Pandya-Wood R and Robinson A, in Walker (2014) “An Introduction to Health Services Research” Chapter on “Patient and Public Involvement in Research” Sage, London.
  • Pandya-Wood R and Bates A (2014) "Is it Time for a Code of Ethics for Good Practice in Patient and Public Involvement in Research Design?" ‘Health Expectations’ Journal. Being reviewed at Wiley Online
  • Rivas C and Pandya-Wood R in Waker (2014) “An Introduction to Health Services Research” Chapter on “Dissemination” Sage, London.
  • Walker DM and Pandya-Wood R (2014) “Can Research Development Bursaries for Patient and Public Involvement Have a Positive Impact on Grant Applications? A UK Based Small-Scale Service Evaluation" ‘Health Expectations’ Journal. In Print at Wiley Online.

Research interests/expertise

Current Research

  • PhD Research: The Impact of Patient and Public Involvement in Cancer Research
  • Ethical issues arising at research design stage involving patients and the public
  • Impact of RDS PPI support
  • Impact of bursaries for patient and public involvement in research funding applications.

Previous research

  • Exploring the support needs of HIV positive mothers with negative children
  • Understanding the impact of denying free healthcare to HIV infected people, the implications on human rights, public health and economics.
  • Understanding the impact of drug and alcohol use in the young refugee and asylum seeking communities of Northwest Leicestershire .

Qualifications

Current Doctoral student (4th Year)

Health and Community Development MA

Health Studies BSc (Hons)

Courses taught

Patient and Public Involvement in Research Design Workshop

Membership of external committees

  • INVOLVE RDS PPI leads Strategy Group
  • INVOLVE Forum for RDS
  • Academic Health Science Networks PPI in the East Midlands

Membership of professional associations and societies

Manage and run Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Research Engaging with Patients and Public Forum.

Conference attendance

  1. 2013  Public Involvement Impact Assessment Framework (PIIaF) Launch, SeptemberQuakers - Friends Meeting House, London
    “How RDS’S could use the PIIaF”
  2. 2012  International INVOLVE Conference, November
    East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham
    Attended
  3. 2011  LNR REPP Launch lnr-repp.org.co.uk June
    Leicester University (May) and Northampton University
    “Leicestershire, Northampton and Rutland Research Engaging with Patients and Public’ Forum Launch"
  4. 2011  Cleft Lip and Pallet Conference (NIHR Programme Grant) March
    Bristol University
    “Commissioning and PPI”
  5. 2011  Cleft Lip and Pallet Conference (NIHR Programme Grant) March
    Bristol University
    “Ethics and PPI”
  6. 2010   The International INVOLVE Conference, November
    East Midlands Conference Centre
    “Developing a code of ethics for pre protocol stage”
  7. 2010  The International INVOLVE Conference, November
    East Midlands Conference Centre
    “A regional approach to PPI”
  8. 2010  National Institute for Health Research, Leicestershire Partnership Trust, May
    Leicester Tigers Ground 
    “Innovation in Mental Health Research Conference” PPI Expertise in the Dragons Den”
  9. 2009   Departmental Conference Health Sciences, December
    The University of Leicester
    “The Development of a Leicester, Northampton and Rutland Patient and Public Involvement in research Forum”
  10. 2009  De Montfort University Youth and Community Division and the Watershead Youth Centre
    Diversity and Difference – International
    “Disentangling the notion of diversity”
  11. 2009   National Institute for Health Research Collaborations Leadership Applied Health Research and Care (LNR region) Launch
    Kettering Conference Centre
    “Patient and Public Involvement in research – a political hot potato”
  12. 2009  The Carers Federation Regional conference in Nottingham
    The Local Involvement Networks Midlands Research Group
    “Patient and public involvement in research design”
  13. 2008  The International National Conference, November
    East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham
    “Training needs of involvement in research”

Professional esteem indicators

Journal Refereeing information: Social History of Medicine Journal.

Case studies

  1. Report about patient involvement in research went out over four thousand people from a government funded organisation with the sole responsibility for involvement of patients in research.
  1. My conference papers have generated interest from across England by over 150 people
  1. Roughly 600 clinicians and academics have attended my workshops on PPI from all over the East Midlands Region
  1. I have been individually contracted after conferences and trainings by over 600 people for help advice and support on their bids. 
  1. My PhD is in its 3nd year.
Raksha-Pandya-Wood-1194

Search Who's Who

 

 
News target area image
News

DMU is a dynamic university, read about what we have been up to in our latest news section.

Events target area image
Events

At DMU there is always something to do or see, check out our events for yourself.

Mission and vision target area image
Mission and vision

Read about our mission and vision and how these create a supportive and exciting learning environment.