We are currently recruiting new members to our Research Advisory Group.

Our volunteer patient and public research advisors support and advise researchers about how best to involve and engage patients and the public in research. They help our researchers devise research studies and trials that are fit for purpose and deliver on what patients and communities need.

How can I get involved?

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Jacintha McGahon or Alistair Weir.

You can complete an application here: bit.ly/RAG2021.

You will be provided with full training and support on how you can help research.

Where and when will meetings be?

Currently all group meetings take place online. When it is safe and feasible meetings will be held at the Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s Hospital, but joining remotely will still be available.

Where possible meetings will be arranged to accommodate working schedules.

All travel, childcare or carer expenses will be reimbursed, and refreshments will be provided when the group meets in person.

Want to help shape the future of health research?

If so, why not join our Research Advisory Group?

We are expanding the membership of our Research Advisory Group to help us improve our research, maximise research benefits to patients and help to determine our research priorities for the next five years.

Our Research Advisory Group brings together patients, carers and members of the local community to support and advise researchers about how best to involve and engage patients and the public in research.

You don’t need any experience of research to be part of the advisory group. You just need:

  • an enthusiasm for health research
  • to be a resident or work in Lambeth, Lewisham or Southwark, and/or
  • to have been a patient of Guy’s and St Thomas’ in the last five years

It’s important that the membership of the group reflects the diverse population of our community. We welcome applications from all but are particularly seeking applications from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups, as well as people of working age and college/university students.