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My Role in Research: Rebecca Cousins – Lead Research Nurse

Rebecca Cousins is Lead Research Nurse for the Urology team at North Bristol NHS Trust. She has recruited Research Nurses without previous research experience and shares her thoughts on the support available for this path, how she got involved in research, and why she feels she’s making an impact with her work. “We get the satisfaction of engaging hospital patients in research and then following their progress.” Find out more about a Lead Research Nurse’s role
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My Role in Research: Dr. Tom Roberts – Emergency Care Researcher

Dr. Tom Roberts is a multi-award-winning Emergency Care Registrar whose enthusiasm for asking questions has paved the way for a career in Research. We spoke to Tom to find out how he got involved in research and what he’s working on.
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Ian's Story: Taking part in Diabetes Research

Ian, a Diabetic for 13 years, was recommended to take part in research by a friend. Following his involvement, he has seen a positive improvement to his health and lost more than six stone in weight, enabling him to carry out his passion of gardening and caravanning. Ian’s wife has also benefitted from taking part.
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Will's Story: Taking Part in Diabetes Research

At age 45, Will was shocked to discover he was Type 1 Diabetic. After being approached to take part in Diabetes Research, he is now undertaking his third trial. Discover how these research opportunities kept him on the straight and narrow and help him understand, regulate and manage his Diabetes better...
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Pauline's Story: Taking Part in Diabetes Research

Pauline found out about a study when she was attending her husband Ian’s research appointment. She had seen how much being part of a study had helped her husband, so it was a straightforward decision for her to get involved too.
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Mary Alvarez selected for NIHR Senior Research Leader Programme

Congratulations to Mary Alvarez, Senior Research Midwife, NBT, who has been selected for the highly competitive NIHR Senior Research Leader Programme: Nursing and Midwifery The three-year programme aims to “unlock the research potential of many more...