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RDSEM Funder focus seminar HS&DR - Leicester

  Monday, 21 May 2018 | Events/Workshops

Date: 21 May
Time: 12:00noon - 2:00pm (registration from 11:30am)
Venue: Tigers Rugby Ground, Leicester
Booking: Event is free, registration to attend

This seminar will include presentations of approximately 20 minutes covering:

  • Welcome (Martin Williams)
  • Overview of the HS&DR programme, remit, eligibility and end to end process (Kevin Campbell)
  • Selection criteria - Prioritisation by need and importance (top tips) (Kevin Campbell)
  • Thoughts from a local HS&DR award holder (Simon Conroy)
  • Support available from the RDS for applicants (Martin Williams)
  • The presentations will be followed by a QnA session.

Kevin Campbell – Senior Research Manager, NETSCC, Health Services and Delivery Research programme
Kevin served in the Army Medical Services for 22 years before joining the National Institute for Health Research in 2008. As a member of the NIHR Evaluations, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) Kevin has worked in the Montoring team, working with and assisting project teams during their active study phases and has provided the lead for topic identification and prioritisation and application and funding, for the Service Delivery and Organisation (SDO) and Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) programmes, since 2010. Kevin is the NETSCC lead for the NIHR Standard Application Form and the HS&DR lead for Patient and Public Involvement.

Simon Conroy, Geriatrician, Leicester
Simon’s ambition is to improve outcomes for frail older people by embedding evidence based medicine into clinical practice (‘campus to clinic’ translational research). His research addresses different models of care for frail older people, assessing feasibility as well as clinical and cost-effectiveness. His educational activities take an interdisciplinary perspective on developing and teaching knowledge locally (frailty services), nationally (BGS) and internationally (EUGMS & EAMA). Implementation of research findings into clinical practice is key, and best exemplified by work on the Silver Book and the Acute Frailty Network.

Martin Williams, Co-Director of the NIHR RDS East Midlands, Leicester
Martin has considerable expertise in grant writing, quantitative and qualitative research designs and in research management.