Systems Immunity Lay Faculty
Our Lay Faculty fosters a close dialogue between scientists and the public.
The Institute’s interdisciplinary teams address many of the greatest health challenges of the 21st century. We strive to deliver long-term impacts on science, education and society as a whole, and make a real difference in the clinic.
We have therefore established a Lay Faculty that will help us reach our goals. You can contact us at LayFacultyPPI@cardiff.ac.uk.
The Lay Faculty reviews research priorities, helps identify new lines of research, gives input into research proposals and impact statements, and contributes to the dissemination of research findings to relevant target groups.
The Lay Faculty consists of individuals who are passionate about science and health-related matters and possess imagination and good communication skills. They commit approximately two hours of their time per month to Lay Faculty-related activities and join for a minimum of 12 months, after which membership will be reviewed.
The creation of the Lay Faculty has benefited greatly from our close links with Health and Care Research Wales via the Involving People Network, Wales Cancer Research Centre, Wales Kidney Research Unit and HealthWise Wales.
A film looking at why it is so important for members of the public to get involved in research.