NIHR Newcastle Training

Bringing together and supporting the career development of NIHR Trainees to develop research leaders of the future in long-term conditions and ageing syndromes.

Training the next generation

At the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre, we work to develop innovative inter-disciplinary training opportunities at the interface between long-term conditions and ageing syndromes to generate the UK’s next generation of world-leading researchers in this area.  We are committed to attracting and developing the brightest early career researchers from clinical and scientific disciplines.

We offer a unified approach to training which aims to provide a single point of contact for support and training opportunities for all Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, healthcare professionals and scientists interested in translational research.


We aim to:

  • Inspire the brightest biomedical research science students internationally to consider research opportunities through research tasters and internships to gain experience, and through our fully funded PhD studentship opportunities.
  • Provide opportunities for NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow trainees to ‘run through’ to a BRC Clinical PhD Fellowship.
  • Work within our partnership and NHS Trusts regionally to create research opportunities for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHPs).
  • Provide personalised career advice, identify local and national mentorship opportunities to support early career scientists and NMAHPs interested in experimental medicine/translational research.
  • Collaborate with other BRCs, national infrastructure, industry and national centres of excellence.
  • Bring Newcastle and the North East’s NIHR infrastructures together, with a unified approach to training, coordinated through a single One NIHR Northeast Training Network, hosted by the BRC.

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