7 research legends

 

Our I Am Research campaign is highlighting how research has transformed the NHS and patient outcomes over the past 70 years, as well as how NIHR research is helping to shape the future of health and social care.

We’re shining a light on seven research legends, one per decade, whose findings have transformed care in our health service since its inception in 1948. We’ve invited NIHR researchers to write about the contribution made by each of these legends and how NIHR is supporting research to continue their legacy and improve future care.

We’ll reveal our research legends on our Twitter account @OfficialNIHR and here on our campaign page. Let us know who your personal research legend is on social media using the hashtags #IAmResearch, #NHS70 and #myresearchlegend.

Sir Richard Doll

1950s

MYRESEARCHLEGENDdamesheilasherlock

1960s

MYRESEARCHLEGENDiainchalmersquote

1970s

Seven Research Legends: Sir Magdi Yacoub

1980s

MYRESEARCHLEGENDjeangolding

1990s

Prof Gary Ford

2000s

Sir Michael Marmot

2010s