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Clinical Trials Europe

Richard Stephens
Patient Advocate, Editor-in-Chief, Research Involvement and Engagement. at .


Richard has been a patient advocate for 25 years, surviving two cancers and a heart emergency, plus several co-morbidities and late effects. As a patient he has participated in four interventional studies and nine others. As an Advocate he has helped design over 30 more.

Richard Chairs the NCRI Advocates Forum and is the former Chair of BBMRI-ERIC’s Stakeholder Forum. He works with patient groups and advocates, academics and industry, and policy-makers, funders and regulators.

Richard helped found the AllTrials campaign and useMYdata movement, and he is the founding co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Research Involvement and Engagement. His professional life included careers in education, journalism and local government.

Agenda Sessions

  • PANEL: Patient Involvement & Engagement - Is it a Conversation or an Obligation??

  • Boardroom Discussion Session: Oncology