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New charity, Bowel Research UK, appoints new Director of Research

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LESLEY Booth MBE has been appointed the new Director of Research for Bowel Research UK, a newly formed charity following the merger of Bowel Disease Research Foundation and Bowel & Cancer Research.

As the Director of Research and PPIE (Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement), she will play a key role in developing and delivering the new charity’s research strategy and driving the research agenda.

This will include identifying research priorities, the research grant and PhD programmes, facilitating and overseeing partnerships, promoting patient and public involvement on a wide range of research activities, and the dissemination of research outcomes.

Lesley will also act as a source of information on research into bowel cancer, bowel disease and related issues, and raise awareness of the charity’s research programme by extending the network of connections and relationships, events, education, and training.

Bowel Research UK’s new CEO Rebecca Porta said:

“Lesley’s experience as PPIE Lead and her passion for learning make her an invaluable senior member of the new team.”

Lesley joined Bowel & Cancer Research as PPIE Lead in 2018. She spent more than 20 years at York University where she was head of the Centre for Lifelong Learning. She was also the university’s Strategic Projects Lead.

Lesley commented:

“I am very excited about the opportunity to work with the bowel research community to position us right at the heart of bowel disease research. It is an honour to be the first Research Director of our new charity.”

Lesley is uniquely placed to support the work of Bowel Research UK having suffered from Inflammatory Bowel Disease for some 30 years before having a permanent colostomy in 2015.

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