Participants required



Project Title: A needs assessment of access to and use of public health research evidence by voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in Southampton.

Dear potential participant,

My name is Rachel Duncombe, I am a public health master’s student at the University of Southampton.

This letter is to invite you to participate in an interview as part of a needs assessment exploring the access to and use of public health research in the VCSE sector in Southampton. It is hoped that the needs assessment will produce recommendations that will benefit voluntary organisations’ projects and programmes in Southampton.

If you decide to participate, a phone or online audio interview would be arranged at a time convenient to you. The interview would last about 45 minutes. I may then contact you at an agreed time to clarify certain points from the interview session. You may also be asked to participate in an online focus group, lasting up to 1 hour.

Participation in this research is completely voluntary and you may choose to withdraw at any time. Some personal data will be collected from you such as your name, role in the organisation and educational achievement. The information will be kept private and confidential.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact either myself:

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If you wish to participate in the research, please respond to the following email and I will contact you within a week to arrange a suitable time for interview.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Rachel Duncombe (Public Health Master’s Student)



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