Since 2007, we have supported more than 100 students. We have given healthcare professionals from a range of disciplines the opportunity to develop the skills needed to undertake research in the field of ageing and long-term conditions.
Our sustained NIHR funding has allowed us to develop of a custom approach to supporting researchers from across academic disciplines. It has also allowed us to support people of all career stages; from undergraduate to senior levels and everything in between.
We know this has been a success, because we have multiple examples of our trainees progressing to fantastic opportunities beyond their studies with us. These range from prestigious personal awards and fellowships, to rewarding career steps in the field of ageing and long-term conditions*.
Essentially, our NIHR funding has allowed us to build a new generation of researchers. We have created a pipeline of individuals whose research is making a real difference to the lives of patients.
*75% of our alumni have chosen to stay in the field of ageing and long-term conditions (2018-2019 figures).
See below for a summary of our alumni figures from our 2018-2019 annual report.
"The NIHR Newcastle BRC doctoral PhD gave me the opportunity to progress through to the NIHR ACL pathway, which resulted in me being awarded the prestigious NIHR Clinician Scientist fellowship. I have now been awarded a £1.4 m NIHR HTA grant." Dr James Frith