The Waiting Room: Help with research

The Waiting Room project seeks to educate about biobanking and hear the public's views.





Jericho Health Centre


The Oxford Patient Research Registry - Musculoskeletal (OxPaRRM) at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS)


Oxford Biobank


The team

Jane Kaye
Director, HeLEX

Harriet Teare
Researcher in healthcare and policy, HeLEX

Teresa Finlay
Project Manager and researcher, HeLEX

Nisha Shah
Researcher in social science, HeLEX



To operationalise the Waiting Room Project we are working with Research Ambassadors. These volunteers work with the researchers to introduce people in waiting rooms to the website.

Ambassadors demonstrate how to explore the content and participate in surveys, ensuring that people are able to access the site independently on their own devices once they have left the waiting room. They also provide their observations on the project and suggestions for its future development.