Other ways to get involved with research

Whether you are a patient, carer or simply a member of the east London community, we want you to be involved in our research so that we can make sure we are meeting the needs of our local community.

There are many ways you can help us with our research, from telling us if you don’t understand a question (you’d be surprised how helpful this is!) to making sure people are approached in the right way. You might be asked to help us make sure the research is reported in the right way or to join an advisory group. Whatever your role in helping with our research, you will be at the frontier of modern medicine helping us improve health both locally and across the world.

For more information on how to get involved, please see our Introduction to Public Involvement in Healthcare Research

Watch Now: Research Matters: Equality, Inclusion, and Diversity in Healthcare Research

Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University of London celebrated International Clinical Trials Day 2022 by hosting a blended event at the Pathology Museum of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. Featuring presentations from researchers and public contributors, the event highlights the ways in which healthcare can be inclusive of everyone. If you were unable to attend, you can watch the recording below.

International Clinical Trials Dial 2022 

Current opportunities to get involved

Trauma patient groups

Our Trauma team The Centre for Trauma Sciences (C4TS) is always looking for former trauma patients, carers and members of the public who are able to contribute to their research into the best ways to treat traumatic injury. Find out more about The Centre for Trauma Sciences

Pregnancy and childbirth research

The Katherine Twining Network research topics around pregnancy and childbirth such as pre-term birth, pre-eclampsia, epilepsy in pregnancy, infertility, chronic pelvic pain, treatment options during caesarean section and nutrition in pregnancy. KT’s network always needs pregnant women and new mothers, as well as community advisers and other members of the community. For more information contact: ktnetwork@qmul.ac.uk

If you'd like to find other opportunities to get involved in health and social care research, please visit the People in Research website.

Payment for public involvement for those in receipt of welfare benefits

The NIHR Payment-guidance-for-members-of-the-public-April-2021 document is for patients, carers and members of the public thinking about getting actively
involved in research and being offered expenses and/ or payment for your involvement, whilst in receipt of welfare benefits. Please note this is a complex area and it would be difficult for the guidance to cover everyone’s individual circumstances, so we strongly advise you to get expert advice about your own personal financial circumstances before accepting payment for involvement in research.