Pam Essler

Lay Leader


As a science graduate, Pam has in the past taught groups of all ages and abilities. At the same time, Pam has held a variety of lay roles within the NHS covering most aspects of healthcare but always focusing on outcomes for patients. Since leaving full-time employment, Pam has become far more active in her local community working with local charities and becoming a school governor as health and wellbeing together with education are Pam’s true passions in life.

Pam believes that the views and experiences of patients and the public play a vital part in informing and shaping research into health and social care. By working within the PSTRC,  Pam hopes to support the development of stronger, meaningful links between researchers and the public helping to release the research potential in all of us.

Pam enjoys spending time with her family and friends and planning for the next season in her beautiful garden.