Research Ambassadors Wanted

Research Ambassadors wanted

Project Code: 65IMHS_22Ju19

Main Location:

University Hospital Southampton

Time requirement:


Other Requirements:

Anyone who is passionate about research can be a Research Ambassador by acting as an advocate for the amazing research that occurs here in the hospital. You may be a member of the public, a patient, carer or family member.

Incentives: • A chance to promote research at UHS and help medical staff in recruiting trial participants • Develop communication, creativity and teamwork skills • For students looking into healthcare and/or biomedical research, this is a chance to interact with nurses, physicians and scientists


A Research Ambassador is someone who promotes research from a public point of view. As a member of the public discussing research, you offer a unique perspective that patients identify with. The aim of this program is to help patients and NHS staff recognise the importance of research in health care, and to encourage people to get involved. This is a diverse role that may involve: - Helping develop and create better communication materials (e.g. leaflets, posters, flyers) - Supporting open days and other events - Speaking to members of staff, patients and visitors about the importance of research - Helping with recruitment in clinical trials by signposting interested people to research nurses and physicians - Assisting with training of research staff to help them in their roles. For example, in the past patients have helped staff to feel comfortable approaching patients about research by taking part in role-play exercises with them.

How to apply: *Connect runs by word of mouth. Please mention us in your application

Email us ( or call us (023 8120 4989). Contact Person:

Michael Bahrami-Hessari Patient and Public Involvement Officer NIHR Clinical Research Facility, Mailpoint 218 University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust SO16 6YD Southampton

Deadline for application: N/A - Ongoing.

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