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Welcome to VOICE at Imperial

Imperial College London joined VOICE as a collaborator in January 2019 to improve and facilitate the way we involve patients and members of the public in our research.

Imperial College London is the only UK University devoted wholly to science, engineering, business and medicine, and the UK’s largest group of research-intensive hospitals Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, which serve an ethnically diverse population of 2.3 million people in North-West London. At the centre of this partnership is the NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), which aims to rapidly translate scientific discoveries from the College’s Faculty of Medicines into the clinic, through our five hospitals. Our activities are focused on developing new devices, diagnostics, new therapies and in analysing and integrating health data.

Patients and the public are central to our work, both within the NIHR Imperial BRC and throughout Imperial College London. And through VOICE we hope to capture the wealth of experience and valuable perspectives that only patients and public members can offer on the way our research is designed and delivered.


Key research areas for involvement

Our research covers a wide range of health topics, but current areas that are particularly active for public involvement include:

  • Brain Sciences
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular
  • Environmental Health Hazards
  • Genetics & Genomics
  • Gut Health
  • Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Informatics & Biobanking
  • Immunology
  • Metabolic Medicine & Endocrinology e.g. diabetes and obesity
  • Surgery & Technology

 If you would like to get involved in any of these areas of research but don’t currently see an opportunity posted, please get in touch with us on or

There’s often more going on behind the scenes so if you let us know your interests, we may be able to match you up with current or upcoming activities and projects.



VOICE at Imperial is managed by staff from the NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Patient Experience Research Centre (PERC). The centre aims to improve the quality of healthcare services and impact of translational research through public engagement and involvement. Beyond their expertise in translational health research, they also provide a range of support and resource around public involvement to Imperial College researchers and healthcare practitioners working with the College or NHS Trust, as well as to members of the public.

Visit our Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Resource Hub where we have collated key guidance and resource on public involvement in research. It is specifically developed for Imperial College researchers, but the content is open and accessible for all.

In collaboration with the Imperial Clinical Trials Unit (ICTU), PERC has developed a series of Public Involvement in Research training sessions (suitable for both Imperial researchers and patients/members of the public), which will be co-delivered with a member of the public.

Click here to find out more.



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We are currently working on pulling through the most recent Opportunities specifically for Imperial College to go under a section on your Collaborator homepage.

Clicking the "see all" button would take the user to the Opportunities landing page where the list of opportunities would be pre-filtered by "Imperial College" and the user could filter further (by topic, type, reward, etc.) to refine the results.




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As well as offering individual opportunities for involvement, we’ve also set-up core groups and networks around specific research interests. By being part of these groups, you will receive tailored messages around relevant research developments as well priority and continued involvement in related opportunities. Click on one to find out more.



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Get In Touch

VOICE at Imperial is managed by staff from the NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Patient Experience Research Centre (PERC).

To get in touch:

Find us here:

Patient Experience Research Centre (PERC)
Medical School Building, St Marys Campus
Norfolk Place
London, W2 1PG

Meet The Team

Philippa Pristerà
Philippa Pristerà
Research Associate & Public Involvement Advisor
Maria Piggin
Maria Piggin
Partnerships and Training Manager