NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Respiratory Health (RESPIRE)

The Professor Su May Liew Award: A tribute to a RESPIRE colleague

Announcing the Professor Su May Liew Award for Meaningful Community Engagement and Involvement in Healthcare Research

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Professor Su May Liew

Professor Su May Liew was a valued RESPIRE colleague who sadly passed away in December 2021. She was passionate about involving and supporting patients and community members to play an active role in research.

Su May was a strong advocate for removing the hierarchies in healthcare research that often create a barrier to community engagement and involvement. Su May emphasised the importance of including, listening to, and acting on patients’ and community members’ voices to ensure we co-produce high-quality research that is of interest and benefit to those affected.

In honour of Su May, the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Respiratory Health (RESPIRE) is announcing funding within the Unit to support partners in collaborating meaningfully with patients and/or communities affected by the research outcomes.

Through this annual award, RESPIRE hopes to continue her legacy of keeping patients and communities at the heart of healthcare research.

The Unit will be sharing stories from the award recipients to continue Su May’s legacy and the Unit’s work in involving patients and community members in respiratory health research.