Our Lay Leaders

Our Lay Leaders are independent representatives of patients and members of the public. They are not employed by the PSTRC or by any of its partner organisations and their role is to ensure our research is relevant to the needs of patients and takes into account patient perspectives. Our Lay Leaders are both linked to research themes and work across PSTRC themes so that our research can benefit from their differing areas of expertise.

Naeem Sheikh

Lay Leader for the Digital Innovation Theme

Pam Essler

Lay Leader

Nazreen Butt

Lay Leader for the Safe Use of Medicines Theme

Kate Smyth

Lay Leader for Patient Involvement in Patient Safety Theme

Naveed Riaz

Lay Leader

Hilary Thompson

Lay Leader for the Workforce Engagement and Wellbeing Theme