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Working together with researchers and businesses you can get actively involved in identifying needs and developing solutions for a healthier, longer life. 

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Research depends on healthy volunteers and people with lived experience to take part in projects and trials.  Contributing your time can be a rewarding experience and can make a real difference. 

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Current Opportunities

Newcastle upon Tyne

Protein for Life: Effectiveness of protein content and health messages on higher protein food

An opportunity to review and feedback on food packaging messages relating to pro...

  • Workshop
  • This opportunity has multiple dates
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Health & Science
Newcastle upon Tyne

Healthcare services teaching for University students

An opportunity share your views and experience of NHS healthcare services with U...

  • Workshop
  • 13/12/2018 (cut off 29/11/2018) - 5 hours, 45 mins
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Health & Science
Newcastle upon Tyne

Arthritis Research Christmas Open Morning

Open session on Arthritis - can we use cells to cure it?

  • Event
  • 14/12/2018 (cut off 30/11/2018) - 2 hours, 30 mins
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Arthritis

“We are volunteering the accumulated knowledge we have gathered over our entire life”

VOICE Member

About Voice

In contributing our experience, ideas, insights and vision, VOICE members become partners. They work with Universities and external organisations to:

  • Improve the focus, quality, relevance and impact of research
  • Stimulate and shape social and technological innovation
  • Enjoy lifelong learning and become research active citizens
  • Make a positive difference to the lives of communities across the globe
  • The involvement of VOICE members in research helps to focus academic knowledge, creativity and expertise on finding solutions and innovations that will make a difference to and have an impact on people's lives

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World Arthritis Day

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New toolkit to assess musculoskeletal health in older people

A new way to assess the impact of normal ageing on bones, joints and muscles has been proposed that could provide a benchmark for ...

The longevity dividend: how ageing populations could boost economic productivity

People are generally living longer than previous generations across most parts of the world. Rising life expectancy is a result of...