PenPEG (formerly known as the Peninsula Public Involvement Group, PenPIG) is a group of patients, service users and carers who volunteer their valuable time to make sure our research is relevant to the needs of the community.
As well as being involved in research, PenPEG are involved in a wide range of activities related to the running and work of PenARC. They help us to recruit new staff, are co-applicants on projects, advise on both projects and internal matters, support user involvement in on-going research projects, attend ARC Management Board meetings, present at conferences and train new medical students.
The Family Faculty brings together parents and families of disabled children (mostly within Devon) to guide and support research being carried out by PenCRU (the Peninsula Childhood Research Unit) addressing issues that are relevant to disabled children and their families, and resulting in beneficial new treatments and services.
The Health and Environment Public Engagement group (HEPE) investigates the impact of the environment on human health and the complex links between health and environment. The group is based in Cornwall and associated with the European Centre for Environment & Human Health in Truro, funded by the University of Exeter’s College of Medicine and Health and the European Union.