About the group

YAPPI logo

Our logo was designed by group member Ieva

Young Adult Patient and Public Involvement Group (YAPPI) is based at Southampton General Hospital and meets roughly every 1-2 months to discuss various health research topics and to work on specific projects.

Meetings tend to fall on weeknight evenings and the date is selected based on group member availability.

YAPPI is a collaboration between the NIHR Research Design Service South Central and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

Our members


We are a group for young adults aged 16-24. Some of our members are patients while some have a general interest in health and social care research. Members enjoy the insights into research and the additional opportunities that the group can offer its members.

Our activities

Giving a presentationRecent activities include:

  • Helping deliver a public outreach event – a play screening followed by a public debate.
  • Presentations to researchers at training events.
  • Presentation of poster at INVOLVE national conference.

Working on researchCurrent activities:

  • Ongoing meetings with researchers to discuss research proposals and active projects.
  • Designing and producing short videos to publicise the group to new members on social media and within schools.

Contact us

To get in touch please email YAPPI@nihr.ac.uk.

If you would like to speak to the group leaders directly you can contact Caroline (University Hospital Southampton) on caroline.barker@uhs.nhs.uk or Megan (NIHR Research Design Service South Central) on M.S.Barlow-pay@soton.ac.uk.

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