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, drawing on the 2017 Strategic Review of NIHR Training

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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