Kasia Kurowska has been the Involvement and Engagement Manager for the NIHR Newcastle MIC since 2019. Kasia brings a wealth of experience in community engagement and partnership skills from previous roles across the third and public sector. This includes spending the past 10 years working in the charity sector campaigning and creating support services on a range of issues including dementia and vulnerable children.
Kasia was recruited in partnership with the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre and Clinical Research Facility to optimise coordination of resources, collaboration and patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) innovation. Kasia provides support and delivery of the MIC’s PPIE activities. This includes forming and supporting our insight panel for patients, public and carers and advising MIC researchers on how best to involve and engage people in their research. She is responsible for the strategic direction of the MIC’s PPIE activities and innovating the way MIC approaches PPIE to ensure our research meets the new UK Standards for Public Involvement.
• You are a patient or member of the public and want to find out more about how you can get involved in MIC activities • You want advice on how to involve and engage patients and public in your research • You need training on patient and public involvement and engagement • You have a case study or good example of patient and public involvement and engagement in your research to share