The Leicester BRC is comprised of a multi-professional workforce including medical academics, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, dietitians, nutritionists, sports and exercise scientists, clinical research practitioners, statisticians, and basic scientists, as well as managers and administrators.
We strive to offer developmental opportunities (including mentoring) to all, ensure that background does not deter individuals from undertaking or leading research, deliver high-quality in-house and external education/training and explore innovative development opportunities with charity and industry funders/partners.
Through collaborative working with our BRC partners, we will drive capacity development through a diverse approach in areas where there are real gaps, by creating new posts and development opportunities, focusing on people who are typically under-resourced, due to research area (e.g. lifestyle, ethnic health, multimorbidity), profession (e.g. allied health professionals, big data methodologists), or diverse characteristic (e.g. women, minority ethnic groups).
You can read our Capacity Building Strategy for 2022 – 2027 on our strategy page.
We encourage and support:
- Researchers to extend networks through mentoring, conference attendance and wide collaborations
- Applications for prizes/awards and placement opportunities
- Outreach and public involvement
- Ambition within research and career plans
- Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to apply for Principal Investigator awards and committee roles
- Enterprise-related training and development of industry links through linked infrastructure, supported by Knowledge exchange and impact team at UoL Research and Enterprise Division
- Sponsoring/promoting talented researchers
- Capacity development leading to high-level research outputs.
At doctoral level, we will offer outstanding training in experimental medicine techniques collaborating with the 6 existing local doctoral training programmes (e.g. MRC, EPSRC, BHF).
Our established development pathways are complemented by the WT-DTP for health professionals (Director: Professor Sally Singh), hosted by UoL with UHL, LU and other healthcare, university and industry partners, and including 25 PhD studentships focusing on nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals. This WT-DTP and BRC have closely-aligned funding cycles and research areas; mutual benefits include interdisciplinary training/support, shared infrastructure and increased sustainability.
You can contact the Training & Capacity Development Team by email on email@example.com