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Prof. Derek Stewart OBE

Born too many years ago in Ayr, Scotland, Derek was treated successfully for throat cancer in 1995. A former teacher, Derek worked with young people experiencing difficulties in adjusting to mainstream education in Glasgow then Nottinghamshire where he now lives. He subsequently became actively involved in numerous aspects of patient involvement and advocacy at a local, national and international level being the founder Chair of the Consumer Liaison Group for the National Cancer Research Institute, UK. Derek’s connection with methodology research is based on his interest in making all studies as efficient, relevant and effective as possible. In 2020 Derek was appointed Honorary Professor at National University of Ireland, Galway. Recently Derek has been co-chairing the UK Health Research Authority (HRA) #MakeItPublic Campaign Group on Research Transparency. He is also a Non-Exec Director for the ISRCTN Registry.