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Norwich Institute of Healthy Ageing Community Lay Representatives


NIHA seeks two 'lay' representatives to be members of the NIHA team.

Norwich Institute of Healthy Ageing (NIHA), launched in August 2020, is a partnership between UEA/Norwich Research Park, the NHS, local government, and East of England community groups. We are passionate about how our research in health-related behaviours (such as eating, physical activity, and smoking) can make a difference to our community’s health and overall well-being. Our aim is to put the community voice at the centre of our activities and our thinking.
We wish to appoint two ‘lay’ representatives to be members of the NIHA team.

The role of lay representatives will include:

  • being a core part of the NIHA Executive Group
  • advising NIHA on community needs and health concerns
  • fostering community engagement
  • contributing to applications for funding
  • advising on the conduct of research and education projects in the community

Experience of community or council group membership or delivering community initiatives is desirable. The ability to understand the broader range of public/patient perspectives beyond one’s own personal experience, and to use that to inform the work of NIHA is fundamental to this role.

The executive meets six times a year, in person at UEA or on-line. A small honorarium and reimbursement of travel expenses are payable in line with INVOLVE guidance (INVOLVE is a national advisory group that supports greater public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research). The term of office will be to 31st December 2022.

If you wish to apply for one of these roles please send a CV by email to Bianca Bianchi, B.Bianchi@uea.ac.uk. For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Prof Anne Marie Minihane (a.minihane@uea.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 11th December 2020.