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Over the past 12 years the NIHR Newcastle BRC have invested significantly in the development of a custom approach to identifying the next generation of translational researchers in the field of ageing and long-term conditions and supporting them from the very start of their careers through to senior research roles.

Our programme

As a BRC we believe Training is central to what we do and we are the only Centre to maintain both an Academic Training Lead and a Training Manager to support the career development of our Trainees.

Meet our trainees

We support trainees from pre-doctoral right through to post-doctoral level as well as healthcare practitioners from a variety of professions (doctors, dentists, healthcare scientists, nurses and allied health professionals) wanting to build a research career.


Since 2007, we have supported more than 100 students, clinicians and NMAHPs to develop the skills needed to undertake research in the field of ageing and long-term conditions.

Training resources

We provide personalised career advice, identify mentorship opportunities, promote research tasters and internships and encourage collaboration with other BRCs, national NIHR infrastructure, industry and centres of research excellence.

Newcastle BRC research areas

Our trainees' research sits within a broad range of areas across ageing and long-term conditions. Visit this link to learn about the key focus areas of the NIHR Newcastle BRC.

NIHR Academy

Our trainees also have access to the opportunities available through the NIHR Academy, which aims to support research capacity development now and in the future.