Fifth Sense is determined to improve the health, quality of life and wellbeing of people affected by smell and taste disorders through research
Fifth Sense is a UK-based charity tackling a global problem that requires a global team to address it. We will continue to work collaboratively with individuals and organisations around the world who share our vision, values and ethics to address the challenges faced by people affected by smell and taste disorders through research.
Engagement and involvement
We will continue to put the people we represent at the heart of our work, engaging and involving them in research through initiatives such as our Public and Patient Involvement panel, Research Champions programme and conferences.
Diversity and inclusivity
We recognise that we need to do more to reach and engage with people from black and minority ethnic communities and those who are traditionally harder to reach; whose first language is not English, people living in relatively isolated rural communities and those experiencing severe economic hardship, for example. Smell and taste disorders can affect anyone and everyone. We will follow National Institute of Health Research guidance around inclusion and will develop a research agenda that seeks to engage and involve all.
Supporting the development of the field
We will work to engage with and support aspiring scientists and early-stage researchers with the aim of growing interest and research in smell and taste disorders.
We will also engage with and support scientists from outside the field to help them translate their ideas and methods with the aim of benefiting people affected by smell and taste disorders.
We will undertake and support high-quality, ethical research that has successfully completed a peer review process.
Please click the link below to download our
PSP Outcomes and Research Strategy