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Guest Blog: Learning from abroad and influencing change in the UK: a Churchill Fellowship
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Guest Blog: Learning from abroad and influencing change in the UK: a Churchill Fellowship

Our latest guest blog is by Lizzy Winstone, a senior research associate in epidemiology at The University of Bristol and one of our 2024 GROW cohort members. Lizzy writes here about her plans for her Churchill Fellowship – a non-academic grant scheme that supports UK citizens to travel abroad and bring ideas back to implement…

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Mental Health TRC and Mental Health mission

The Mental Health Mission funding supports the existing NIHR Mental Health Translational Research Collaboration of 18 UK research centres to boost research capacity in mental health research. That means the creation of relevant training and and better systems to support industry led research and investment across the UK. Researchers – look out for more opportunities coming up this year.

Mental Health Research Taster Days
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Mental Health Research Taster Days

Are you a trainee medic thinking about getting into mental health research? This exciting Mental Health Research Taster Days opportunity presented by the NIHR Mental Health Mission [nihr.ac.uk] Capacity Development workstream is for you! Ideal if you fancy just dipping a toe in. All FY2 medical trainees with interest in mental health research are encouraged…

NIHR Shape the Future campaign
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NIHR Shape the Future campaign

NIHR has launched a new campaign, working alongside the NHS, to encourage and support healthcare professionals and members of the NHS workforce to develop research as part of their career. These are not mental health research specific programmes, but are highly applicable to anyone in, interested in getting into, or wanting to support others to…

Kings PhD programme in mental health research for health professionals
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Kings PhD programme in mental health research for health professionals

The next round of applications for the King’s PhD programme in mental health research for health professionals has opened! Clinicians both from within and outside disciplines traditionally involved in mental health are strongly encouraged to apply. Supervisory teams will combine clinical and non-clinical academics to ensure that PhD fellows gain expertise in technical and scientific…

NIHR Team Science Programme
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NIHR Team Science Programme

The Team Science Programme, run by NIHR, is an event and funding award opportunity for researchers who want to focus on an interdisciplinary approach to research which can improve the lives of people living with multiple long term conditions (MLTC). It is the first time NIHR have run this programme and is made up of…

BABCP Conference 2023: The start of the Incubator Roadshow
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BABCP Conference 2023: The start of the Incubator Roadshow

If you were following our Twitter feed last week, you’ll know that our coordinator Bea was out at BABCP – the annual conference of CBT practitioners. It was fantastic to see there’s a real emphasis on the importance of research in the psychological professions generally (that really made our little Incubator hearts sing!). BABCP was…

Maintaining momentum event from RDS South-Central
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Maintaining momentum event from RDS South-Central

Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (NMAHPs) with doctorates often find themselves back in full-time clinical practice following their degree with no dedicated time for research. This free event from the Research Design Service (RDS South-Central) provides advice and help for NMAHPs and their managers on managing the transition from doctoral to post-doctoral research. What…

Webinar: Cultural competence and inclusivity in research – 4 April, 11am-12pm
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Webinar: Cultural competence and inclusivity in research – 4 April, 11am-12pm

Developing cultural competence is an ongoing process, says Dr Suman Prinjha, Senior Research Advisor in Qualitative Research Methods and Ethnical Health Research in her her recent NIHR Research Design Service blog. It’s an area that’s extremely relevant for mental health research so do take advantage of this free online webinar, run by Dr Suman Prinjha,…

Free webinar 29/11: Thematic Analysis with Professor Virginia Braun & Dr Victoria Clarke
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Free webinar 29/11: Thematic Analysis with Professor Virginia Braun & Dr Victoria Clarke

Hosted by the qualitative analysis software producer Nvivo, join leading researchers Professor Virginia Braun (University of Auckland, New Zealand) and Dr Victoria Clarke (University of the West of England, UK) in this free webinar on conducting thematic analysis. Tuesday 29th November, 6:30pm Register for free through Zoom Virginia Braun and Victoria Clarke, creators of the…

November webinars: multidisciplinary research, experts by experience, and partnership working
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November webinars: multidisciplinary research, experts by experience, and partnership working

The #MentalHealthResearchMatters campaign is hosting three webinars this month, covering the question: what does good mental health research look like?   Multidisciplinary research Lived experience in research Wednesday 16th November 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Reserve your space on Eventbrite Mental health research is only useful if it is meaningful to the populations it serves….

Pre-doc fellowship scheme and an exciting change in my social work career!
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Pre-doc fellowship scheme and an exciting change in my social work career!

How can local authority staff be supported to implement evidence-based practices for mental health?  – by supporting the existing staff to become research-active themselves! Rachel Murphy joined one of the first cohorts of practitioner researchers on the Pre-Doctoral Local Authority Fellowship last year. Here she explains the amazing professional development she has gained from the…

Advice clinic: Implementation science
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Advice clinic: Implementation science

Are you a health or social care professional or a researcher planning a quality improvement or implementation science project? Would you like advice on how to evaluate your project or on how implementation science methods can improve the chance of your project being successful? Do consider checking out the advice clinic service offered by quality…

NIHR webinar: How to apply public involvement effectively to your research application
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NIHR webinar: How to apply public involvement effectively to your research application

This 75-minute webinar is aimed at researchers applying for NIHR Fellowship Awards and staff accountable for public involvement. The webinar will cover: • NIHR’s definition of public involvement • UK Standards for Public Involvement in Research • Guidance on co-producing a research project • The support Research Design Service (RDS) provides for researchers in regards…

GROW: Researcher Development Programme
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GROW: Researcher Development Programme

The application window for the summer 2022 cohort of the GROW programme has now closed. Applicants will be contacted about the outcome of their application in the coming weeks. GROW is the professional development programme designed for early career researchers in mental health. Through the programme, participants will build a cross-disciplinary professional network to inspire…

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Presentations viewable online – NIHR Academy Doctoral Academy Training Camp

Presentations from last September’s NIHR Academy Doctoral Training Camp have now been made more widely available, sharing useful tips for all those preparing research funding applications. Sessions include: • Lessons learned when applying for postdoctoral funding • The art of framing your research question • Get value and benefit from Patient and Public Involvement •…

Social media training from The Mental Elf
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Social media training from The Mental Elf

Practical training in digital public engagement & research dissemination skills for anyone interested in communicating mental health science. This is an online social media training day with The Mental Elf founder, André Tomlin. The cost is £75. The workshops are very interactive and problem-based. They help participants to: 1. Become familiar with the range of…

Webinar – 10 Feb from Oxford AHSN
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Webinar – 10 Feb from Oxford AHSN

Free webinar from Oxford Academic Health Science Network exploring how patients and health/care professionals can best work together. Hear from patients, relatives and professionals with experience of children & young people’s mental health services. Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inclusion-for-all-mental-health-children-young-people-tickets-228836936437

ARC online course: Introduction to evaluation – apply by 16 Jan 2022
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ARC online course: Introduction to evaluation – apply by 16 Jan 2022

The Introduction to Evaluation online short course is aimed at staff in frontline services in the NHS, local government and social care organisations who are aiming to conduct evaluations of services or interventions and covers key guidance from the planning stages through to sharing your findings. This course is suitable for staff from NHS Trusts,…

NIHR fellowship application day – 6 October
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NIHR fellowship application day – 6 October

An all-day masterclass on how to improve your chances of success when applying for an NIHR Fellowship. This online event is open to any researcher, clinician and/or academic from across the South Central region (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire) who is considering an NIHR Fellowship application. Find out more and register via…

Webinar: Develop a competitive Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship application – 6 October
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Webinar: Develop a competitive Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship application – 6 October

Online webinar from NIHR for those wishing to pursue an PCAF application. Webinar topic: Find out how to develop a competitive PCAF application The HEE/NIHR ICA Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship (PCAF) supports health and social care practitioners (excluding doctors and dentists) to develop a competitive doctoral fellowship application. The award funds a bespoke training and…

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NIHR Fellowship application day – 6 October

This online workshop organised by the South Central Research Design Service is for researchers who are applying for a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Fellowship. The workshop covers the following NIHR schemes: • Doctoral Research Fellowship • Advanced Fellowship • Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship • Clinical Lecturer • Senior Clinical Lecturer There will be…

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Starting research workshop – 15 September

This workshop organised by the South-Central Research Design Service is for those who are interested in research but don’t know how to get going. It may be of particular interest to those applying for a research-related internship or pre-doctoral fellowship to start a clinical academic career. This workshop will cover: • What makes a good…

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