Work with us

Work with us

This page will tell you about how we can work together on your research project and gives a flavour of our previous work. Since 2001 we have worked with hundreds of academic researchers, from all over the world, to support research and research impact.

Primarily we:

Listening to mental health stories

Lay digital outputs

If you are wondering how to increase the impact of your research, the team at The Dipex Charity can help make sure your work continues to benefit society, long after the funding runs out. Our friendly team is experienced and passionate about making sure the public has access to research.

By working with us, you can benefit from our reach and impact. The research outputs that appear on our websites are used by millions of people each year for personal use, teaching and training. Our user feedback surveys show that we help the public feel better informed, better prepared and reassured, not to mention less alone in what they are going through.

The resources are also used in health service improvement, schools, medical education and other forms of professional training. Our new subscription service for professionals ensures that more of our resources are being used in teaching than ever before.

We aim to keep all resources available beyond the funded period of a research project. In fact, many of our resources have outlived the original project funding by up to 10 years or more!

Choosing your lay output

We can develop lay research outputs in a range of media and styles. We can also disseminate research outputs on our websites healthtalk.org or socialcaretalk.org.

It is important to us that all resources are made for and with the intended audience. We encourage researchers to work with your PPI group to identify what kind of output is best suited to the audience. For example, you may be speaking directly to the public or to professionals, to help improve the care they deliver.

Your resource need not look like the other resources on healthtalk.org. You may decide that the most suitable output is a single video, animation, article, infographic, photo gallery, report, podcast or dedicated website.

Whatever you decide we are open to discussing. As well as working with research, we have skills and experience in:

  • Video production including filming and editing, training videos, ‘catalyst’ films, animated explainer videos for professionals and the public.
  • Audio production including podcasts
  • Copywriting
  • Design
  • Developing and managing websites.

Get in touch to tell us about your research project.

Test websites or apps for research

If your research involves testing a digital intervention or resource, we can help. We have experience building and project managing the development of websites and apps to use in research studies.

A woman in an online focus group with her hand up

Online focus groups and other forms of digital data collection         

We have worked on several studies providing platforms and technical support for online qualitative data collection. Online focus groups have provided a rich source of data, as have bespoke social networks.

 

Research website designed by Dipex

Websites and branding for research studies

Do you need a simple website to explain your research to funders, the public and other researchers? We have designed and managed websites for several studies and research groups. We can also provide design, branding and copyediting.

students watching a video on a laptop

Videos for training and teaching

The videos on healthtalk.org and socialcaretalk.org are used in teaching and training around the world. Now you can embed these videos so that they appear in your webpage or PowerPoint presentation for a seamless user experience. Find out more about healthtalk+ (link takes you to our site healthtalk.org).

Our work
Social Care Talk home page

Social Care Talk (coming soon)

healthtalk.org is our main website. It contains 8K pages, 25K videos and attracts almost 6 million visits per year. We own and run the site, edit video content and oversee the constant updating and development of the resource.

Health talk home page

healthtalk.org (2001 -)

healthtalk.org is our main website. It contains 8K pages, 25K videos and attracts almost 6 million visits per year. We own and run the site, edit video content and oversee the constant updating and development of the resource.

Health Experiences USA home page

HealthExperiencesUSA (2020 -)

This is the American sister site to healthtalk.org. We project managed the redesign of the website in 2020 and now maintain the site and upload new content on behalf of our US colleagues in the Health Experiences Research Network.

DETERMIND (2019 -)

DETERMIND is a 5-year dementia study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council comprising of researchers from 7 UK institutions. We developed a website for the project and will support public dissemination of the study’s outputs.

Dipex International (2012 -)

DIPEx International (DI) is an association of research groups and nonprofits around the world who are working on healthtalk.org-inspired projects in their respective countries. We developed and run the DI website.

Research website designed by Dipex

INQUIRE (2016-2019)

INQUIRE was an Oxford University research project on improving NHS quality using internet ratings and experiences. We developed and managed the main website for the study.

Short film: Premature birth in Kenya (2018)

With the University of Oxford we developed a training film featuring interviews with Kenyan mothers whose babies were born early. We edited the interview clips together with footage of Nairobi and sourced the background music.

Pregnant woman on a laptop

Online focus groups; Birthplace Choices (2015-16)

We set up secure online forums for focus groups with online chat functionality. We also provided technical support during the regular scheduled chats with pregnant women.

IPEx (2012-16)

Internet Patient Experiences (IPEx) was an NIHR-funded study which aimed to investiagte how patient experiences can function as health information. We worked in partnership with 7 universities to build 6 test websites and the main site for the project.

health service improvement in intensive care

Short film: Intensive care service improvement (2015)

We produced a short staff training film for the SILENCE study, a project funded by the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit that investigated noise-reducation in Intensive Care Units (ICU). The film included interviews with people who had previously been patients in ICU and formed part of a programme of Accelerated Evidence-based Co-design (AEBCD). A reduction in noise was recorded following staff training with the film.