Health Protection Research Unit for Chemical & Radiation Threats & Hazards

Get Involved

Get Involved

We welcome your thoughts on our work. Find out how you can get involved.

HPRU is made up of a team of scientists and doctors who do research on the health effects of chemicals and radiation. We investigate groups of patients and members of the public.

The research team will be able to answer important health-related questions. We can provide advice on:

  • how best to use new x-ray machines
  • balancing the health risk/benefits of sunlight exposure
  • how chemical exposures may lead to chronic diseases

We can also provide advice on the best ways to investigate novel health problems such as new recreational drugs that may be caused by chemical or radiation exposures.

We want to hear your thoughts on our work.


We’re organising events to update you on our progress.

Details about upcoming events will be published here when available.

Participate in our work

If you would like to participate in our work, you could join the team. You'll be looking at how to develop this exciting area of research.

Contact us to let us know what you think, a little about yourself, and how you would like to help.

Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Steering Group

The PPI Steering Group is made up of the following members:

  • the project director
  • project coordinator
  • Public Health England
  • lay PPI reps with a good range of contacts, interests and skills
  • theme leaders/senior researchers in each theme
  • the University engagement coordinator

The PPI Steering Group is responsible for a number of activities, including:

  • agreeing the strategy for patient and public involvement
  • agreeing patient and public plans for each theme
  • organising training and away days for members
  • commenting on proposals and reports 
  • organising major consultations and events 
  • evaluating its performance

Read the Public Steering Group strategy (PDF: 237KB).