“We influence, engage and develop a skilled workforce to deliver high quality health & social care research.”

– Mission statement

If you are a new member of staff, please visit the Induction website, where you can find more information about your role, the role of your colleagues and the CRN.

Here, you can access Research Skills Training; find or become a Mentor or Coach to your colleagues; find out more about our Learning Culture and how to harness your own personal Learning Style.

Workforce Development Bulletin

NIHR Academy

The NIHR Academy has recently been launched to ensure the nation’s research workforce has the capacity and capability needed to address growing challenges ranging from multi-morbidity in the elderly to the mental health needs of the young.

The new NIHR Academy will work to attract professional groups where research capacity is low, including nurses, pharmacists and social scientists, and to break down barriers to career progression, especially for women. It will build capacity in under-represented sectors such as primary care, public health and social care, health data science, nursing and emergency care.

They are providing a range of fellowship funding programmes from pre-doctoral to post-doctoral research, as well as development and skills enhancement awards.