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We come from a variety of sectors and backgrounds

We are passionate about connecting people with health research that will help to shape the diagnosis, treatments and care of the future.

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Annie Keane

Deputy Director

I lead our work that brings people, patients and researchers together with communities, partners and artists to reach new audiences with health research.

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Bella Starling


I lead the Vocal team and work strategically locally, nationally and internationally to ensure that people and patients are connected, included and involved at all levels of health research.

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Emily Howlett

Partnerships Specialist

I work on partnerships that create opportunities for patients, researchers and community organisations to collaborate.

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Hannah Turner-Uaandja


My work focuses on making sure that clinical research is inclusive and listens to the needs of patients and local communities.

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Issy MacGregor

Engagement & Involvement Specialist

I support people to have a say in research that benefits young people and people with cancer.

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Jenny Irvine


I advise researchers and enable people to take active roles in liver research.

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Paolo Arru

Engagement & Involvement Specialist

I work with community partners, patients, creative practitioners and researchers to co-produce projects that spark more conversations about health research.

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Sinduja Manohar

Engagement & Involvement Specialist

I focus on creating opportunities for people to shape research related to breathing, hearing and mental health.

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Susannah Williams

Engagement & Involvement Specialist

I enable people to take active roles in shaping research into musculoskeletal and skin conditions.