Blog news: Life sciences giants join forces to promote young people’s involvement in health research

Some of the leading life sciences organisations in the UK have joined forces to issue a 'statement of aspiration' about the involvement of young people in research saying: 'Collaboration between young people and commercial researchers should become an established and normal way of working. Learning from this collaboration should be actively translated wherever possible to … Continue reading Blog news: Life sciences giants join forces to promote young people’s involvement in health research

Top-tips for involving young people in research and other brilliant resources @GenrYPAGs

Is it me or is 2016 'full-on' or what? It is as if someone has put something in our water supply. It's nearly February already. My good colleagues in public involvement are hitting the sort of productivity levels last seen in a Japanese car factory in the 1990s. Yesterday I blogged about two new 'manuals' … Continue reading Top-tips for involving young people in research and other brilliant resources @GenrYPAGs

It’s out! Report of GenR young people in health research event presented to CMO

Yesterday I joined colleagues from the Medicines for Children Research Network (MCRN) to present the report of the Generation R event last year, to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Professor Dame Sally Davies. For many people Generation R at the Science Museum was the highlight of 2013.  It was designed, organised and delivered by young … Continue reading It’s out! Report of GenR young people in health research event presented to CMO

Young people in research have sent me a postcard, have a look….

The Generation R event - organised and delivered by young people in research - has to be one of the highlights of my year.  You can find a write-up from the September event here. Today the Generation R crew sent me a postcard about what is happening next. Note the key messages to emerge from the … Continue reading Young people in research have sent me a postcard, have a look….

Generation R event: young people in research storm the barricades of science

What was it that the author, William Golding, said when asked if he went to church? 'No I don't, and I don't think God does either.' I feel the same about medical research conferences. They often seem to be places where people go to worship the science rather than what it can do for people. … Continue reading Generation R event: young people in research storm the barricades of science