I am a clinician involved with research at Barnsley Hospital and I lead a South Yorkshire Musculoskeletal Research Network. I also have a wider research role across Barnsley Hospital including membership of Barnsley Hospital Research Governance Committee. I am an Honorary Senior Lecturer and an Associate Director of Teaching for the University of Sheffield Medical School. I am Chair of the South Yorkshire Patient and Public Involvement Strategy Group. I am Clinical patient and public involvement lead for both the South Yorkshire Comprehensive Local Research Network and the South Yorkshire Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care. I am also a member of the Health Services Research National Specialty Group for the NIHR Comprehensive Research Network and of the Yorkshire and Humber Research Design Service Patient and Public Involvement Forum. I have a particular interest in helping hard to reach groups to participate in all aspects of research.