Around 200 people work at the IMS-MRL at any one time and as with many research institutes, it’s a great place to meet talented people from all over the world!
Our people include permanent staff, researchers on short-term contracts, PhD students and short-term visitors. Some of our researchers are doctors and nurses combining research and clinical expertise while others have trained directly for a research career, so we undertake basic research and applied or translational research.
Research is typically managed in groups of people with similar research interests which are led by a senior researcher or ‘Principal Investigator’. Working alongside our research groups are vital technical and office staff helping to support the research and keep it running smoothly.
Introducing some of our researchers…
Initially I was very much a doctor, just puzzled and fascinated by individual patients I saw.
Prof Sir Stephen O’Rahilly – IMS-MRL Director, clinician
If you had £6 billion, what would you spend it on?
Orla Woodward – PhD student
[Your genes] are like a hand of poker…you can win with a bad hand of poker even though it’s more difficult.
Dr Giles Yeo – geneticist, TV presenter
I was part of a team that won the ‘Game Beyond Entertainment’ BAFTA!
Prof Paul Fletcher – psychiatrist, researcher
Nobody else was really thinking that this could be a medical condition.
Prof Sadaf Farooqi – researcher, clinician
My research has brought a great deal to my clinical practice.
Dr Hisham Ziauddeen – psychiatrist, researcher
Meet more of our staff…
In addition to doctors, nurses and basic researchers the Institute is home to many technical, administrative and other staff.
My job can be a juggling act.
Carole Smith – PA to the Director, calming influence
Lack of transparency, misconceptions, fake news…
Dr Jane Sugars – Public Engagement Associate, erstwhile researcher