Louise - Research Champion

"When the role of Research Champion came up I jumped at it."

A trainee accountant from Peterborough, Louise became a Research Champion almost two years ago and works on the PROFILE Trial to drive personalised care in Crohn’s Disease.

I think research studies need people who understand the complexities of these conditions, and the good days and bad days we have. I know how to advocate for my healthcare and when sitting in on meetings I can translate everything into patient speak. I have good connections with consultants, which helps me to provide a vital bridge between medicine and patients, ensuring that they see hope and know that treatment is constantly improving.

I became a Research Champion because I want to highlight the great and important research being done in the field of IBD. After a decade of living with Crohn’s disease, my experiences of medications, surgeries, mental health and employment are aspect of research I want to raise awareness for.

Research is driving care, education and knowledge forward, and that is always a good thing. 

Research Champion

Sitting on a trial like PROFILE helps me give a voice to all of those who live with Crohn’s or Colitis. It allows me to champion the work that clinicians do for our conditions, enabling us to better understand it so we can live fuller lives.

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