Carmel McGrath is a Research Fellow in Public Involvement at NIHR ARC West and NIHR HPRU BSE. Carmel’s PhD was funded by the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre and University of Southampton. Her doctoral research focussed on exploring how public involvement creates long-term impacts on research outcomes. She collaborated with NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre to develop logic models as a framework to capture these impacts. Since completing her PhD, Carmel has been involved in developing ways to better understand research priorities that are important to the wider community including the award- winning Health Research Ambassador programme and World Café events. Carmel has also been involved in supporting researchers with their evaluation of public involvement through impact logs and the cube evaluation framework approach.