NHIP Academy Launch Success

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) Academy held their launch event on 27 April 2023 in the David Shaw Lecture Theatre within Newcastle University’s Faculty of Medical Sciences.

NHIP Academy unlocks career development opportunities for the next generation of health and care researchers. It offers a range of training programmes for individuals looking to establish, progress or navigate their academic career – from internships and pre-doctoral awards to doctoral, post-doctoral and ultimately to professorial awards.

The launch was a huge success and provided the opportunity for over 100 delegates to hear from inspirational Keynote speakers who are national leaders in health and care research. The Keynote speakers, chaired by Dr Helen Devine, Clinical NUAcT Fellow, provided informative insight into research career pathways and the opportunities that lie ahead across the research career landscape.

Breakout sessions covering the four pillars of NHIP Academy allowed delegates to hear from specialists within each sector. The sessions covered Public Health and Social Care, NMAHPs, Pharmacy and Clinical Science, Medicine and Dentistry and Research Methodology.

Numerous individuals who have previously been supported by NHIP Academy in unlocking their research careers presented to delegates to inform and highlight the different routes that are available to secure desired roles.

The day concluded with a discussion panel made up of experienced professionals. Delegates had the chance to ask questions and receive advice from the panel who have first-hand experienced of navigating a research career pathway across numerous organisations including NHS England, National Institute for Heath and Care Research (NIHR) and Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW).

The day’s activities were illustrated by More Than Minutes, who pulled out key themes and messages throughout the day to make the information digestible for all delegates. More Than Minutes captured the purpose of the launch through posters that can now be viewed within the NHIP Academy office, Newcastle University, Ridley 1, 4th floor, room 4.04.

The launch on a whole received positive feedback from delegates praising the value of the information shared throughout the day:

“It was a very useful event to understand the future landscape of academic clinical research in the UK.”

“The launch was a great opportunity to network and it was exciting to hear about what the NHIP academy can offer.”

“Coming from a social care background I found this really informative.  It has given me a lot of information about funding and pathways that I was unaware of, including working within Public Health.”

“Thank you for putting on such a fantastic meeting! It was an excellent introduction, and I left the day feeling very hopeful about my academic future!”

If you would like to find out more about NHIP Academy, please contact nhip.academy@newcastle.ac.uk or visit: https://www.newcastlehealthinnovation.org/training-and-education/nhip-academy/

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