The Research Voices Blog

“Our children are invisible”: Including the voices of people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities and their families in health research

In this blog we share the findings from our one day PAMIS workshop with parents of people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities 

Written with special thanks to those who committed their time and shared their stories

Blog written by Rhiann McLean with support from PAMIS


Including the voices of people with Learning Disabilities in health research: An IASSID Roundtable

In this blog, we share key discussion points from the 2019 IASSID Conference rountable on inclusive research.


November 2019

“Is it one of those weight loss groups?” The experience of recruiting jurors for the Research Voices Project


In this blog we reflect on the process of recruiting our Citizens' Jury, looking at the challenges and what worked for us.


September 2019

Engagement, involvement and the barriers we face to achieving inclusion


In this blog we reflect on some the discussions we had at a recent workshop held by the Observatory to discuss methods of inclusive practice.

August 2019

Easy read and inclusivity: two perspectives


In this blog Rhiann McLean and Lois Cameron reflect on the use of easy read and the principles of effective communication to promote inclusive practice

July 2019

How we used an inclusive approach to hire our Public Engagement Lead


Blog written by Lois Cameron from Talking Mats

March 2019