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We also want additional patient partners to be involved in monthly “Meet the Researcher” discussions to hear about our research, help develop research proposals, and support reviewing of research findings. If you are interested please see details below.


We will be running monthly events, initially online via Zoom, for health researchers to share their ideas, studies and results with patients and the wider public. We would love for you to join us. As well as hearing about our work, we would appreciate your input to these research studies. We might ask you to give your ideas on:

  • Research design and patient commitment required 
  • Identifying ways in which the study could be improved
  • Encouraging diversity and inclusivity of access to research activities
  • Helping researchers communicate the findings in a way everybody can understand

Talks are the fourth Monday of the month at 1pm.  There are no talks scheduled in August and December.

Next Event Monday 27 June, 1-2pm

We will have two talks from researchers. Cushla Cooper is going to be talking about “Creating clinical space for clinical research”. In the second talk, Philip Drennan and James Fullerton will discuss “Embracing the challenge: accelerating new treatments through healthy volunteer studies”.

Booking is essential: This workshop will be online and in person. In either case, please register for this event - online participants will receive a link for viewing after registering. Please book your place here.


Upcoming talks 

Booking links for talks this academic year.  Speakers and topics to be confirmed.

April 25 1pm - Chris Buckley and Mark Coles 

May 23 1pm

June 27 1pm  - Cushla Cooper, Philip Drennan and James Fullerton

July 25 1pm

Previous event Monday FEBruary 28 1p 

Dr Akira Wiberg and Dr Max Stewart will discuss if electrical stimulation can help nerves regrow after carpal tunnel syndrome surgery.

Professor Daniel Prieto-Alhambra will speak about their research looking at preventative treatments in older people with complex health needs.


Facilitator - Natalie Ford

Natalie Ford

Natalie is Outreach and Engagement Officer for NDORMS and will be introducing the speakers and asking your questions.  Please let her know on if you have any questions that you would like to submit in advance.  

Previous Events

Meet the Researcher January 2022

Meet the Researcher November 2021

Meet the Researcher October 2021

Meet the Researcher September 2021

Meet the Researcher July 2021

Meet the Researcher June 2021

Meet the Researcher May 2021

Meet the Researcher April 2021



You do not need any specialist research or medical knowledge to volunteer. Additional information to explain about our research process will be provided.  Training in research methods and the PPI role will be available if this would be helpful. 


If you are interested in hearing more about these sessions, please contact