The role of a Research Champion is to be part of a research project, attending meetings, sharing their own views and experiences, as well as representing the Crohn’s and Colitis community.
We meet regularly with our research champions to keep up to date with the projects, share learning between projects and to share insight from Crohn’s & Colitis UK with the research projects. Research Champions also support us in raising awareness of research, how to get involved and why they enjoy taking part.
We are not currently accepting applications for new Research Champions. Please fill in our Volunteering Enquiry Form if you would like to register your interest for future opportunities.
Our mission is to drive pioneering research that has people with Crohn's and Colitis at the centre.
To ensure this happens, we work with our Research Champions, people living with Crohn’s or Colitis, who volunteer their time and share their experiences in our partnerships with researchers across the UK.
The role of a Research Champion is to be part of a research project, attending meetings to share their own views and experiences, as well as representing the Crohn’s and Colitis community. This is a unique opportunity to tell researchers what matters to people with Crohn’s and Colitis, and make sure this is reflected in their work.
We meet regularly with our Research Champions to keep up to date with the projects, to share learning and to share insights from our work. Research Champions also support us in raising awareness of research, including how to get involved and why they enjoy taking part.
Hear from some of our Research Champions below:
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Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, develop new skills and make a difference to everyone affected by Crohn's and Colitis.
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Our helpline team can help by:
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Signposting you to specialist organisations.
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