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Since our first BRC award in 2007, we have significantly invested in our training activities. We provide a custom approach to supporting the next generation of translational researchers in the field of ageing and long-term conditions.

Our training supports students and healthcare professionals from the very start of their careers, through to senior research roles. This short video explains how this works. It also highlights experiences of those who have benefitted from being part of the training programme.

Our programme

Training and supporting career development for clinical researchers is central to what we do at the Newcastle BRC.

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.


Since 2007, we have supported more than 100 professionals in developing the skills needed to undertake research in ageing and long-term conditions.

Newcastle BRC research areas

Our trainees' research sits within a broad range of areas across ageing and long-term conditions.

NIHR Academy

Our trainees have access to the opportunities available through the NIHR Academy, which aims to support research capacity development.

Acknowledging the NIHR

The importance of acknowledging the NIHR Newcastle BRC in your research and communications.

Our training team

Professor Andy Fisher

Training Director, Newcastle BRC and Dean of Clinical Medicine, Newcastle University