Lived Experience

We are also putting together an advisory group made up of people with lived experience of different metabolic conditions, including but not limited to PCOS. We aim to bring these groups together 2-3 times per year to help provide advice and different perspectives to our research teams.

We are looking for a wide range of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds and ethnicity. You might have PCOS, endometriosis or gestational diabetes or other conditions like endocrine disorders, cardiovascular disease – or you might have experience past or present working in science or industry – just ask if you are interested!


Share your perspectives and lived experience, to ensure that researchers understand the real challenges and opportunities you face, helping keep us focused on societal outcomes.


Provide independent opinions and advice on our public engagement and communications strategy linked to our research. Offer design, recruitment and management input to research projects, to maximise diversity of participation and involvement.


Help us advocate for research and the value of research careers, ensuring we are transparent about our processes so that we can stay focused on the bigger picture. Help us share the amazing work scientists do, whilst also keeping expectations grounded in reality.

Share your experience in an advisory group.