Public Advisory Panel Member - Become an advisor to the Imperial Biomedical Research Centre


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About this opportunity:

The Imperial BRC’s research covers a number of health topics, including cancer, brain sciences, gut health, infection & antimicrobial resistance and surgery & technology.
This Public Advisory role would include:

  • providing your opinions and perspectives at an early stage of the Imperial BRC's medical research projects to ensure that the public/patient/carer perspective is taken into account 
  • being a strategic advisor on patient and public involvement and engagement to the Patient Experience Research Centre (PERC) (a core facility of the Imperial BRC) as well as to the Imperial BRC  
  • co-developing and co-delivering training on patient and public involvement 
  • promoting and advising on ways to reach and involve diverse and seldom heard people and communities in the research of the Imperial BRC

Involvement criteria:

We are looking for people who:

  • Live, work or study in North or West London
  • Can provide a public perspective on research carried out by the Imperial BRC (this would mean you are not a healthcare professional or researcher, currently or in the past)
  • Can help to encourage interest from young people and/or those from diverse communities
  • No specific experience and/or understanding of the research themes covered by the Imperial BRC (see list above) is required. However, it may help if you:
  • Have some experience of medical research, whether as a participant in a research study, a carer/relative of someone who participated in research or if you have been involved in shaping or informing research as a public advisor;
  • Have a personal interest in or experience of a health topic covered by the Imperial BRC’s research; and/or
  • Have links with a community group(s) or network(s)


Closing date: Closed

Location: Panel meetings will be held at one of the Imperial College campuses in North West London (South Kensington, Hammersmith or Paddington).
Payment and Expenses: You will be paid for your time (approximately £25 per hour depending on the task) and reimburse you for your travel and other agreed expenses.

Time commitment: Two years (April 2020 to March 2022). In this time, you will be asked to attend between four and six-panel meetings per year.


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