Medical research charities have been hit hard by the disruptive effects of the pandemic, with many fundraising events cancelled for the foreseeable future and charity shops shuttered for months during lockdown.
Plummeting income has meant they've had to pause or stop research projects, withdraw future funding and lay off staff.
In this episode Peter Barker interviews three experts about the crisis.
- Leonora Neale, Communications Manager at the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC)
- Richard Berks, a freelance science writer and communications consultant who specialises in helping medical research charities to engage with their supporters.
- Matthew Lam, science communication manager at Worldwide Cancer Research.