PPI Working Group


Professor Ade Adebajo

Ade is a consultant rheumatologist as well as being heavily involved in research and education. He has been involved for many years in patient and public engagement for the Arthritis Research Campaign and is currently a board member of the Arthritis Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA) as well as the Department of Health and IHR INVOLVE (a not-for-profit organisation of public participation specialists). As a member of the Core Team, Ade's role is to facilitate and promote patient and public involvement (PPI) across CLAHRC YH. He also provides strategic linkages with key PPI partnerships such as the RDS, CLRN as well as external PPI partnerships with other CLAHRCs and with organisations such as 
NIHR INVOLVE. 





Dr Christine Smith


Christine is operational lead for PPI and works with Themes supporting their PPI work. 

For all enquiries regarding CLAHRC PPI then please contact christinesmith@nhs.net










Daniel Lawrence

Clinical Research Coordinator and PPI Lead for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals












The NIHR CLAHRC YH PPI working group are linked to and share information with: 

  • NIHR local Strategic Localism PPI Group
  • The National PPI in CLAHRC group (PPIC)
The working group was previously the Barnsley Consumer Research Advisory Group (CRAG), who worked on NIHR CLARHC Yorkshire and Humber Projects. For further detail on the Consumer Research Advisory Group, please click here.

For more information about any of these groups, please contact christinesmith@nhs.net