Blogs and articles..

Deciphering diabetes

To mark Diabetes Awareness Week we spoke to Professor Melanie Davies to get the facts, bust the myths and learn more about the critical research happening right now.

NIHR survey reveals public's attitudes to health research following coronavirus

A survey, commissioned by the NIHR, and carried out by YouGov, asked 2,023 respondents a range of questions on their understanding of coronavirus research - especially research in the UK - and the role it has played in tackling the pandemic.

Meet one of the research nurses making change possible

To find out what it takes, and get a glimpse of research from an insider’s perspective, we asked senior research nurse Arlene Lee to tell us about her role.

The COVID-19 volunteer inspiring a generation

When Marium was hospitalised with a severe case of COVID-19, participating in critical health research changed her life in a way she could never have imagined.

Meet the COVID-19 vaccine volunteers

When the COVID-19 pandemic put us into lockdown in 2020, the pressure was on for researchers to discover effective vaccines. We spoke to two of these vaccine volunteers to learn how and why they took part – and find out what advice they have for other aspiring research participants.