Trust staff profiled by latest in Academic Health Science Centre's Humans of Health Research series

The latest in a new series of portraits documenting researchers and patients involved in healthcare research has been unveiled by the Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC), featuring staff and lay partners at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

The portrait series, called ‘Humans of Health Research,’ shows staff and patients involved in research across the AHSC.

Imperial College AHSC is a strategic university-NHS partnership that aims to accelerate the translation of scientific breakthroughs into new ways to improve patient care and maintain the health of the public. Its members are Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, The Institute of Cancer Research and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

During the pandemic and beyond, research and clinical work led by AHSC partners has had a significant impact on a national and global scale. The AHSC’s photography exhibition showcases NHS staff from across the partnership working in a range of medical specialties and roles, alongside their patients and patient representatives.

Layla Bolton

Layla Bolton (Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre)

Each portrait features interviews with the subjects who talk about why they do research, key highlights, and advice for future researchers. Patients also talk about the reasons why they got involved in research, their experiences, and how these have changed their health and lives.

The latest set of portraits features Professor Bryony Dean Franklin, executive lead pharmacist (research), lay partner, Charles Boucher and Layla Bolton Saghdaoui, vascular clinical nurse, who are all involved in clinical research.

View the images and read the interviews here.