Are you aged over 50 and interested in vaccinations?

Researchers at the University of Bristol are looking to work with a group of public contributors on research projects linked to vaccination in older adults. Read more.
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Their research aims to improve the health of older adults through producing better evidence to influence vaccine decisions. They are interested in hearing your views on whether or not you have chosen to be vaccinated yourself, or would do so in the future.

There are opportunities to be part of a public panel, to help design the projects and discuss how best to share research findings or to be part of an advisory committee to help guide the direction of the research.  No research experience necessary.


The research is funded for 5 years.  They anticipate that each group will meet 1-2 times a year over this period, with each meeting lasting about 2 hours.  The first meetings will be in the spring of 2020.


The groups will meet in an accessible building in Bristol.


The University will reimburse your travel expenses and pay for your attendance at meetings.  They may also be able to help cover support needs to enable you to come to meetings should this be required.

Please get in touch with Noreen Kelly at  to talk about how the university can help you get involved.  

Other information

If you have any questions about the research, please feel free to get in touch with the lead researcher Hannah Christensen on 0117 33 14056 or

This research is linked to the National Institute of Health Research Health Protection Research Unit in Evaluation of Interventions at the University of Bristol.

To apply or find out more

If you are interested in getting involved in this work please send an expression of interest to Noreen Kelly at before 24 January 2020.

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