There are lots of ways to get involved with our BRC.
If you would like to establish or participate in an advisory group in a disease area not mentioned above, please contact our Patient and Public Involvement Manager, Claire O’Neill
- Search for a research study that you might be able to get involved with
- Have your say on our services to help us improve what we do
- Attend one of our research roadshows and pop-up stalls
- Discover more about our work with local schools, including visits to hospital labs and careers advice in healthcare and science
- We also provide free training sessions for anyone interested in becoming a research adviser
For more information contact Jenny Cook, our Public Engagement Manager, on email@example.com.
Patient case study: Alero Dabor
Alero became involved with the Biomedical Research Centre after surviving double breast cancer.
“I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy to remove and reconstruct my breasts. Mr Ross, a plastic surgeon at Guy’s, led my surgery. He’s the reason I wanted to give back to Guy’s.
After my illness, I lost my way for a bit – I kept thinking ‘why me?’. I wanted to use my own academic background to benefit others, and working with researchers helped me to find my confidence again. I know that I may not directly benefit from the research I am helping with in my own lifetime, but I am happy that my contribution will help someone else one day.
I am part of the Patient and Public Involvement Advisory Group (PPIAG), so I talk to researchers about how to reach patients who might be wary of research, and I talk to patients about why research is such a positive thing. I hope I put a human face on what these amazing men and women do.
I get a lot out of knowing that I have helped someone to feel confident enough to take part in research, but for me, the simple fact that I turned my diagnosis into something positive is something I’ll always treasure.”