Research Hero of the Month - October

In the right place, at the right time, with the right skills. We’re celebrating Allied Health Professions (AHPs) Day who are our Research Hero's of the month!

This month’s Research Heroes are Allied Healthcare Professionals. AHP’s contribute to research in lots of different ways around the Trust. This is from being Co-Applicants, Principal Investigators, completing postgraduate research degrees, mentoring new researchers, and conducting small research studies that are impacting clinical services. They are living up to the term ‘hidden army’ as they are all across our organisation contributing to research in all sorts of ways.

We have a growing research culture amongst our AHP’s due to great leadership, strong research advocates and staff being research active. There are too many to name all of them individually, but we thank you all for your contribution and hope that you continue your research journey. If you are an AHP and you are interested in getting involved in research, then ask your line manager or professional lead.

Claire Paul, Professional Lead for AHPs, says, “Research is essential to improve the care we deliver. It is central to both the national and trust AHP Strategy. By being involved in research, AHPs are demonstrating their commitment to innovation and new ways of working.

Everyone can support research in some way. It is fantastic to see so many AHPs getting involved and being recognised for their commitment to improving patient care through their research activity”.

Any staff interested to know more about research and how they can promote it within their service can contact the research department at

Visit the R&D website for more information about LYPFT research studies.