Current Alopecia UK opportunities for getting involved in Research

Invitation to apply to become a member of the new Alopecia UK Lay Research Panel

November 2019

At Alopecia UK, we want the voices of those affected by Alopecia to be heard. For this reason, we are creating a panel of people affected by alopecia (the Lay Research Panel) to help us shape the future of Alopecia Research.

Panel members will be invited to actively contribute their lay perspective to a range of projects, offering comment on our research aims, helping to design research projects and assessing funding applications.

This current panel invitation for application is open to anyone affected by alopecia, including family and friends. 

We will assess all applications and inform you of our decision within a month of the closing date for applications.

Role Description

Lay panel members will be appointed for an initial term of two years with the option to be reappointed, unless there is a change of circumstances.

Lay members should be able to:

  • read between 10-30 lay summaries of research applications per year and form a detailed opinion about them
  • participate in at least one conference call per year
  • feel confident expressing your opinion to researchers and clinicians in writing (email) or in person

Person Specification:

  • You will be a confident communicator, skilled at debating your points, but with the flexibility to reach shared agreements.
  • You will need to be able to commit to at least three days a year and be competent in the use of email and Office software.
  • You can demonstrate a genuine commitment to Alopecia Research
  • You will be aged 16 or over

To apply

To apply, please fill in an application form by 11am on Thursday 21st November 2019, explaining why appointment to the Alopecia UK Lay Research Panel is of interest to you and what you specifically would bring to the role.

Please see the Research pages of our website for further information about our Research aims, our latest Research Grant call, our Research Committee, current funded research projects and our research priorities.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]


Other ways to get involved in Alopecia Research

People affected by Alopecia can make a difference by getting involved in Research. Research isn’t just a about clinical trials: it can involve anything including filling in questionnaires at home, helping to review grants or helping to design research projects. 

Alopecia studies currently recruiting patients:

At Alopecia UK we often get researchers asking us to help recruit participants for a variety of projects.  We will list any open calls below.

  • Alopecia Biobank (Glasgow area): If you live in the Glasgow area and are interested in being a part of this study, please click here for more information.