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NIHR Senior Investigator appointment for BRC Director

Congratulations to Professor Ian Bruce who has been reappointed to the NIHR’s College of Senior Investigators for 2018.

Senior Investigators represent NIHR’s leading researchers as well as the country’s most outstanding leaders of clinical and applied health and social care research.

NIHR Senior Investigators form the NIHR College, a prestigious body with a programme of events. They also:

  • provide research leadership to the NIHR Faculty, promoting clinical and applied research in health and social care
  • help in planning and speaking at events
  • host visiting fellows and mentor Trainees
  • constitute a network of experts, able to provide advice to the Department of Health’s Director General for Research and Development.

An independent expert panel advised on the appointments following the eleventh annual NIHR Senior Investigators competition.  Senior Investigators are able to occupy their positions for no more than two terms, in order to ensure turnover.  Professor Gareth Evans, Theme Lead for Cancer Prevention and Early Detection, has joined a number of researchers to achieve Emeritus Senior Investigator status, given to holders having succeeded twice in open competition completing two terms as a Senior Investigator.

The total College now stands at 200 Senior Investigators.