The Family in Residence project has been nominated for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 in the category “Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year”.
The Family in Residence project, funded by the University of Edinburgh Innovation Initiative, has pioneered a new way to connect with stakeholders. Over 12 months the Patrick Wild Centre worked with a family, consisting of people with fragile X syndrome, carriers, and unaffected individuals, to be embedded within the Centre. During the year members of the McDonald family were visited at home and invited to our Centre at regular intervals. It is hoped that this pioneering model will serve to inspire others working with patient groups to invite their contribution to research as an equal partner, rather than a participant.
On the 22nd of June 2017 Dr Andrew Stanfield, Dr Andrew McKechanie, Dr Sue Fletcher-Watson from the Patrick Wild Centre and Gillian and Craig McDonald from the Family in Residence will be attending the Thelmas ceremony in London.
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