Patient and Public Involvement and Communications Lead for the NIHR Sheffield Biomedical Research Centre
Formed through partnerships between England’s leading NHS organisations and universities, 20 NIHR Biomedical Research Centres conduct translational research to transform scientific breakthroughs into life-saving treatments for patients. Staffed by expert investigators and clinicians, NIHR BRCs are leaders in translating lab-based discoveries into new cutting edge treatments, technologies, diagnostics and other interventions in clinical settings. We are the UK's only NIHR BRC dedicated to neurology research. Our mission is to improve the treatment and care of people living with chronic neurological disorders through our translational neuroscience research.The aims of NIHR BRCs are to: drive innovation in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of ill-health translate advances in biomedical research into benefits for patients provide a key component of the NHS contribution to our nation’s international competitiveness by making the best Centres even better. The substantial levels of sustained funding which BRCs receive creates an environment in which scientific endeavour can thrive, attract the foremost talent and produce world-class outputs, hence contributing to the nation’s international competitiveness as a major component of our knowledge economy.