NIHR Research Professorships: Round 3, 2013
Round 3 of the NIHR Research Professorships scheme was launched on 15th October 2012, with a deadline for institutional nominations by 12th December 2012 at 5pm.
A maximum of two nominations were accepted per institution. Nominees who were unsuccessful in previous rounds of the NIHR Research Professorships, were eligible to be re-nominated by their institutional partnership. Twenty seven nominations were received in this round.
The shortlisting process was undertaken by an international expert panel on 25th April 2013 and all nominees informed of the outcome. Eleven nominees were invited to interview on 25th and 26th June 2013 in London.
Five nominees were successful in this round.
Details of the five successful nominees are available below:
|Name||Research Area||Research Project|
Professor Persis Amrolia
University College London
To develop novel cell therapies to improve outcomes after stem cell and organ transplant.
Professor Amrolia's research aims to harness the power of the immune system to prevent virus complications and malignancy after transplantation. He is establishing a programme of clinical trials translating T-cell therapy from "bench-to-bedside".
Professor Louise Howard
King's College London
Perinatal Mental Health
|Mental health problems in pregnancy and the postpartum period have potential adverse consequences for women, their infants and their families. Professor Howard’s research aims to contribute to the evidence base on effective and safe ways of treating mental health problems in the perinatal period. Her research will include studies on the risks and benefits of medication, and the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of complex non-pharmacological interventions.|
Mr Peter Hutchinson
University of Cambridge
Head injury: monitoring and optimising cerebral metabolism to improve outcome
Dr Alison Simmons
University of Oxford
Gastrointestinal Disease and Inflammation
Re-define Crohn’s at a molecular level to identify new biomarkers and therapies
Crohn’s disease is a debilitating inflammatory bowel disease with limited treatment options. This research will use molecular techniques to re-stratify this disease to define patients amenable to new treatment approaches, and to develop new therapies for Crohn’s patients.
Professor Jim Wild
University of Sheffield
Translating novel pulmonary MR imaging methods in to clinical practice
Jim Wild is a magnetic resonance imaging physicist, who has developed imaging techniques for respiratory and pulmonary vascular disease using proton and hyperpolarised gas MRI. In this project he will work with clinicians in the NHS to establish these methods as non-ionising clinical imaging modalities applied to a wide range of pulmonary diseases.
Any queries regarding this scheme should be directed to NIHRResearchProfessorships@nihrtcc.org.uk
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