We strongly believe in working within local communities.
We run an initiative called Research Roadshows where our research scientists come out into the community to engage with our local population in south east London.
This can come in many forms, from a pop-up stand at Brixton market or your local library to a photography display created by members of our Stroke Research and Family group. Our researchers are keen to engage with our diverse community and happy to respond to invitations to talk about their work.
For more information and photos of our previous events please see our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/researchroadshow).
Some examples of recent Research Roadshows in the community:
Mental Health at the Young Mums Support Network lunch meetings in Catford and Brixton
Promoting women in Science – The Baystree Women’s Community Centre, Lambeth
Air pollution exposure and avoidance at the Salmon Youth Centre, Bermondsey
Health information sharing for research – Mosaic Clubhouse, Brook Sexual Health Clinic and Patient Participation Groups
Stroke epidemiology and What is Parkinsons? – The University of the Third age, Eltham
Imaging during pregnancy – Lambeth Health and Wellbeing Fair, Brixton
How safe are your medicines? – St Thomas Hospital, Westminster
We also work together with local GP practices, Public Health services and the Clinical Commissioning groups to make sure that the community has a voice when it comes to making decisions about healthcare and research.