NIHR Oxford BRC / BRU Principal Fellow Competition

The successful applicants for the first NIHR Oxford BRC / BRU Principal Fellow Competition have been announced. For information about the competition see the terms and conditions below.

They are:

Prof Eleanor Barnes
Professor of Hepatology and Experimental Medicine, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford.

Prof Matthew Costa
Professor Orthopaedic Trauma and Honorary Consultant Trauma Surgeon, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford.

Prof Dominic Furniss
Associate Professor, Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellow, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford.

Prof Debra Jackson
Professor of Nursing, Oxford Institute of Nursing and Allied Health Research, Oxford Brookes University and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Prof Julian Knight
Professor of Genomic Medicine, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford.

Prof Clare Mackay
Associate Professor, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford.

Prof Helen McShane
Professor of Vaccinology, Wellcome Senior Clinical Research Fellow and honorary consultant physician, Jenner Institute, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford

Prof Robert MacLaren
Senior Clinical Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Adam Mead
Associate Professor of Haematology and MRC Senior Clinical Fellow, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM), Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford.

Prof Graham Ogg
Professor of Dermatology and Deputy Director of MRC Human Immunology Unit, Radcliffe Department of Medicine.

Prof Andrew Pollard
Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity and Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford.

Prof Alison Simmons
Professor of Gastroenterology and NIHR Research Professor, MRC Human Immunology Unit and Translational Gastroenterology Unit, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford.

Prof Jenny Taylor
Associate Professor, Programme Director, NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre Genomic Medicine Theme and Co-Chair Molecular Diagnostics Working Group, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford.

Prof Jeremy Tomlinson
Professor of Metabolic Endocrinology, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford.

Prof Sarah Walker
Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Nuffield Department of Medicine (Experimental Medicine Division), University of Oxford.

Principal Fellow Award

Terms and Conditions

Introduction

The NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) seek to recognise and promote the excellence and commitment of key researchers and leaders who contribute to the success of the BRC and BRU.

BRC/BRU Principal Fellows will receive an award of £15,000 per year for a period of three years that may be used flexibly by the Fellow to facilitate their translational research programme.

BRC/BRU Principal Fellows will also receive opportunities for senior leadership training. The senior leadership training will be managed by Dr Denise Best (denise.best@medsci.ox.ac.uk), Co-chair Oxford BRC Research Education & Training Working Group.

Purpose of the Award

The NIHR Oxford BRC/BRU aim to attract, recognise, develop and retain outstanding researchers. This award will be made to BRC/BRU Principal Fellows to support their research work. The BRC/BRU Principal Fellows are expected to provide research leadership to the NIHR Oxford BRC/BRU, promoting clinical and applied research in health and social care.

Eligible Costs

The research award may be used flexibly to fund activities that support research, including:

  • Travel costs for research activities
  • Conference costs
  • Personal development and team building
  • Books
  • Consumables and minor items of equipment (not capital equipment)
  • Bridging funds to support research staff appointments whilst awaiting new research income
  • Providing additional support in the form of overtime payments

Please note that all other types of expenditure would be excluded.

Funding Award Management

The employer is responsible for managing the award and ensuring that it is used for the purposes intended.

The award will be managed by the BRC Finance Department, Diane Hilson (diane.hilson@ouh.nhs.uk). Please contact Diane Hilson to set up the award.

Reporting

The Committee will expect you to provide a report on the benefits achieved through the award. Please be prepared to provide such a report in writing at the conclusion of the finding after the three year period.