High quality research depends on listening to the voices of children and young people, as well as their families and carers, taking account of their experiences, priorities and perspectives. To support involvement in research, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) aims for research staff to work in partnership with patients and members of the public. This process of joint working is essential to how we design and carry out our research.
Scarlett, aged 8, took part in a research study as a healthy volunteer. The study compares certain parts of the brain in children with congenital hypothyroidism to those in healthy children, like Scarlett. In particular, the study looks for differences in the structures involved in hearing, speech and language.
Working in close partnership with the Institute of Child Health, University College London and South Bank University, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is the largest paediatric research and training centre in Britain.
The Neuropsychology department at Great Ormond Street Hopsital is involved in a broad range of research. We are particularly interested in looking at cognitive and behavioural problems associated with various disorders and diseases of the brain.