The aim of the Patient Experience and Evaluation in Research (PEER) Group is to provide a valuable patient/carer perspective at an early stage in the research process.

The PEER group meets on a monthly basis at Singleton Park, Swansea University, to discuss and make recommendations about research proposals. 


Researchers who wish to have their proposals considered will need to book a slot through the gatekeeper, and send their proposal on the required template, two weeks prior to the meeting. Please email proposals to

Researchers will be required to attend the meeting to discuss their proposed research. There will also be an opportunity to discuss early research ideas, that are not fully formed, during a short discussion slot.

Researchers will receive verbal feedback during the PEER group discussion.

All researchers approaching the group will be asked if they are willing to consent to their anonymised data being utilised for research and audit purposes.‌


The name PEER was chosen by the group members and reflects our identity as patient voices. We are members of the general public providing a patient/carer perspective. We promote the notion of active patients engaging in discussions about the design and direction of health and social care research in order to add value to the School's research environment.

Dates for PEER Group

Patient Experience & Evaluation in Research (PEER) group

The PEER group is made up of members of the public who are trained in research and meet with students and staff to discuss early ideas for research. An early patient view can be invaluable in exploring research questions and what patients’ thoughts and concerns might be about participating. For further details please email:

The PEER group is available to meet researchers to read/review proposals on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 11.00-12.00 via Zoom.