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NIHR Awards: Outstanding Contributions

19 May 2016

Senior Investigators are the NIHR’s pre-eminent researchers and represent the country’s most outstanding leaders of clinical and applied health and social care research.

They are fundamental to the formation of the NIHR Faculty, through:

  • Providing research leadership to the NIHR Faculty, promoting clinical and applied research in health and social care
  • Helping plan and speak at events
  • Hosting visiting fellows and mentor trainees
  • Constituting a network of experts, able to provide advice to the Department of Health’s Director General for Research and Development

Thirty-four new Senior Investigators were appointed, including:

In addition, four Emeritus Senior Investigators were appointed:

It is a considerable achievement to attain Emeritus status, holders having succeeded twice in open competition and completed two terms as a Senior Investigator. Criteria include quality and volume of internationally excellent research, relevance to patients and the public, and impact on improvements in healthcare. More info...

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