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Tina Coldham, INVOLVE, to Speak at RDF19

Date: September 26, 2018

The NHS R&D Forum Programme Content Committee are delighted to announce that Tina Coldham, Chair INVOLVE Advisory Group, will be speaking during the first Plenary Session of RDF19.

Tina has worked in the voluntary sector, across disability, in academia, and with regulators as a trainer/lecturer, researcher and involvement consultant. Tina is currently chair of the NIHR INVOLVE Advisory Group. INVOLVE is the national face of active public involvement in the NHS, public health and social care research. Sheis Co-Chair of the Wessex Public Involvement Network (PIN) which was established to promote a commitment to ‘strategic localism’ through partnership working in research.She is also an Honorary Visiting Fellow in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York; and an associate at the Centre for Citizenship and Community at UCLan. Tina is a former Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) trustee and former chair of their Co-Production Network; a former Director of HASCAS, who conduct service reviews and homicide investigations. She has enduring mental health problems, having used mental health services over many years and became a user activist through setting up local self-help groups, to being the Chair of the National Survivor User Network having led this from the planning stage to independence.