Community groups

Taking research to the local community

The Academy of Research and Improvement works with a large range of community groups in Portsmouth, Southampton and the surrounding areas, offering people the opportunity to be involved in research.

These are often groups who meet because of a specific medical conditions such as Multiple sclerosis support groups or local meetings of the Alzheimers society or National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society. Our research nurses or physios can attend the group and talk to people about what research projects are happening locally and how they can get involved.

People may also like to get involved in research in other ways such as helping to develop new research ideas, working with some of our university partners and clinical academics to get funding for research or working with the academy team's patient partnership group Side by Side.

We are really keen to work with more community groups including those that don't have anything to do with a specific health condition but would like to find out more about taking part or getting involved in health and social care research.


If you would like to find out more please contact us.