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Meet the researcher: Professor Kathryn Saunders

Posted on 22 August 2016

A focus on assessing the vision of children in special educational settings will, Professor Kathryn Saunders hopes, lead to better visual health and classroom engagement…



Looking forward to the Rio 2016 Paralympics

Posted on 8 August 2016

Jody Cundy, five-times Paralympic Champion and the fastest solo Paralympian on two wheels, started his career as a Paralympic swimmer and went on to win 23 international medals...

Living the good life: a family adventure

Posted on 1 August 2016

Having a son with quadriplegic cerebral palsy makes life a little more complicated for the Barnes family but, as mum Maria explains, they don’t let it limit family life.

Meet the researcher: Dr Apostolos Papandreou

Posted on 21 July 2016

Supported by a prestigious Research Training Fellowship, Dr Apostolos Papandreou is leading a study to help children with a rare, devastating and, sadly, life limiting neurological disease....

No two days are the same

Posted on 14 July 2016

Our community fundraisers around the country work tirelessly to raise money for Action Medical Research, supporting our amazing committees and spreading the word on our ground-...

Living with ataxia: a family’s story

Posted on 4 July 2016


A rare neurological condition affecting her balance and coordination makes life very challenging for little Eva, as mum Carla explains.



Douglas Allen join the fight for little lives

Posted on 24 June 2016

A branch of Essex-based estate agents Douglas Allen have hopped on their bikes to cycle around the world to raise more than £300 for Action Medical Research.

The Chingford branch...

Meet the researcher: Dr Karen Logan

Posted on 14 June 2016


Dr Karen Logan helps us mark Diabetes Week (12-18 June) by sharing her work, funded by an Action Research Training Fellowship, into diabetes in pregnancy and how it may affect...

Meet the researcher: Dr Pablo Lamata

Posted on 3 June 2016

Action funded researcher Dr Pablo Lamata explains how his work developing 3D computer models of babies’ hearts to help surgeons save and improve tiny lives is both thrilling and motivating...

A charity that reaches out to everyone

Posted on 1 June 2016

Volunteer Marjorie Gracie has spent three years lending a hand for Action, often as a Speaker Ambassador, and in this blog for Volunteers’ Week she shares her reasons for...

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