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Nine IoP NIHR senior investigators announced

APRIL 04, 2008

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has announced the first 100 members of its College of Senior Investigators; eighteen King’s College London academics were awarded Faculty posts, the most of all the other institutions included in the list.  Amongst those eighteen posts, nine NIHR Senior Investigators are Institute of Psychiatry senior researchers.  These positions were announced on the 31st March 2008. 

Professor David Clark
Professor Anthony David
Professor Philippa Garety
Professor Matthew Hotopf
Professor Martin Knapp
Professor Simon Lovestone
Professor Robin Murray
Professor Graham Thornicroft
Professor Simon Wessely

Membership comprises pre-eminent researchers in the NHS who are leading some of the most prestigious applied health and social care research projects in the country, selected in an open competition by an international panel of judges.  Senior Investigators will take up their posts from April this year and they will provide leadership to the NIHR Faculty, expert advice to the Director of the NIHR, and promote clinical and applied people-focused research in health and social care. The NIHR was established as a part of the Government's research strategy, 'Best Research for Best Health'.   For more information go to their web pages at:http://www.nihr.ac.uk/faculty_senior_investigators.aspx

The NIHR is a virtual organisation that provides the framework for the Department of Health to work with key partners involved in the different elements of NHS research. The (NIHR) has been established by the Department of Health to deliver the Government's R&D strategy 'Best Research for Best Health'. The strategy sets out the direction for NHS research that will build a vibrant and world-class research environment in England.

Sally Davies, Director General of Research and Development, Department of Health said: ‘We want to encourage the people who are leading applied health research in this country. Their work is crucial and already helping to shape the health and social care services of the future’.
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