Inspirational experiences from patients, their families and carers

We’ve gathered some fantastic stories from people across England, whose lives have been transformed by clinical research.  All you need to do is click on the links below to access experiences relating to a wide range of conditions. You’ll find short-films and video-diaries to explore, plus audio and written accounts too.

  • Bozena Bajer

    Bozena Bajer

    09 January 2017

    Bozena Bajer feels that taking part in a clinical research study has given her a much better understanding of her operation and her condition.
  • Ann and Jan

    Ann and Jan

    05 December 2016

    Ann Grimes and Jan Cashmore took part in diabetes study.
  • David Shiers

    David Shiers

    07 November 2016

    David Shiers is a retired GP who developed a keen interest in obesity and mental health when his daughter was diagnosed with schizophrenia aged 16. His experiences as a carer have played an important role in shaping the STEPWISE study.
  • Susannah Page

    Susannah Page

    03 October 2016

    Susannah Page has both personal and family experience of mental health research
  • Emma Wilson

    Emma Wilson

    01 August 2016

    Emma was diagnosed with depression and anxiety and is an active member of the Clinical Research Network’s Mental health Young Person’s Advisory Group. In 2014 she got involved in research as a way to further understand mental health problems, break down misconception surrounding her illness, and to do something proactive in response to the need for more research.