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Richard Stephens

UK National Cancer Research Institute
Chair of the Consumer Liaison Group
Richard has had two cancers, a heart emergency, and has multi morbidities. He has participated in four clinical trials and eight other studies. Richard Chairs NCRI’s Consumer Forum and serves on strategic groups for NIHR, NHS England, Cancer Research UK, Genomics England and others. He also has roles with European organisations and industry. His previous careers were in social housing, journalism and education. Richard is the joint Editor-in-Chief of BMC’s Journal of Research Involvement and Engagement, and a founder member of the AllTrials campaign. He was the patient representative on the Independent Cancer Taskforce that produced the 2015 Cancer Strategy, and brings “the nervously uncertain voice of the partly-informed patient.”