Patient and Public Involvement and Experiences of Care

University of Warwick



Professor Sophie Staniszewska

Leadership Team


Professor Sophie Staniszewska leads the Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) and Experiences of Care Research Programme at Warwick Research in Nursing, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, England. She focuses on developing the evidence base of PPIE for high quality practice. Sophie is founding Co-editor in Chief of the Springer Nature Journal, Research Involvement and Engagement.

Sophie leads and is involved with a number of studies focused on different aspects of PPIE and experiences of care, also supervising PhD students working in these areas. She is a founding member of the International PPI Network which aims to create global understanding and synergy in patient and public involvement in health and social care research and has been part of the judging panel for the Nature Awards for Inclusive Research.

Sophie leads on PPIE research for the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration West Midlands, and for PPIE for the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit for Gastrointestinal Infections, the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Genomics and Enabling Data, the NIHR Warwick Evidence Synthesis Group and is PPIE co-lead For the NIHR Health Determinants Research Collaboration in Coventry.

Additional HDR Midlands Team Members

Miss Jo Thompson

Principal Analyst
NHS Arden & Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit

Dr Ahmed Salih

University of Leicester

Mr Sheikh Momin

Neurosurgery Academic Clinical Fellow
University of Birmingham

Mrs Victoria Cooper

Quality and Governance Lead
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust