Research Champions of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

We are proud that our Trust leads the way in researching better treatments and ways to improve people’s lives. Our aim is to ensure that all service users can take part in research, supported and informed by clinical staff. We support staff to get involved with research and run a network of Research Champions across the Trust. Our team in the joint Research and Development Office for South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London, ensures that all research in the Trust, including commercial research, is undertaken to the highest scientific and ethical standards.

We believe research is at the heart of better clinical care.
Our Research Champions at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust are the point of contact for all research-related activities relevant to their teams. They are aware of the active research studies within the Trust that are relevant to their service users. They actively promote these studies to their team and service users and act as a point of contact between their clinical area and the research team.