Building stronger user engagement in age research : a review of the issues in user involvement and practice guidance

Date published: 18 March 2014

  • Author: Brendan Murtagh, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Publication date: October 2013



Ageing research flourishes when the research community connects with the relevant players from government, voluntary and community sector, business and older people themselves. As a result many funders of research and researchers themselves are recognising the benefits of engaging with service users. However, we need to understand to a much greater degree how older people’s involvement in research can be appropriate, meaningful and beneficial.


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