We provide a range of training and career development opportunities for all staff involved in clinical research.
- MSc in Clinical and Therapeutic Neuroscience
This is an innovative, taught, one-year course designed to equip students with the transferable skills required for a career in translational (“cell to patient”) research.
- Academic writing retreats for nurses and allied health professionals have been running since 2019 to provide protected time for nurses and AHPs to write up research as well as offering networking and mentoring opportunities.
- The Oxford Short Course in Experimental Medicine for Mental Health (OxCEMM) provides a practical and comprehensive grounding in experimental medicine for mental health. It ran for the first time in January 2019. Feedback from participants has been uniformly excellent
- Our courses in systematic review and network meta-analysis have been attended by more than 170 researchers worldwide.
More than 360 students have attended our award-bearing programmes (MSc/PgDip) and workshops since 2016. Students have come from 35 countries and represent more than 13 health-related disciplines.
Fellowships and early career support
- Senior Research Fellowships
Run jointly with the NIHR Oxford BRC the fellowship scheme recognises and supports individuals with the potential and trajectory to become future leaders in translational research.
- Next Generation Leadership Programme
This training course is for early to mid-career researchers and health professionals to develop skills in leadership, conflict management and influence as they take on more responsibility. It is open to translational researchers working in the Oxford BRC, Oxford Health BRC or ARC OxTV.
- Early career placements via Emerging Minds
Emerging Minds aims to reduce the prevalence of mental health problems experienced by children and young people and is one of eight Mental Health Networks set up by UKRI to bring researchers, charities, and other organisations together to address important mental health research questions. The Network offers funded cross-sector placements to early career research within Oxford Health BRC.
The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences is offering a PhD studentship in health behavior change. The Health Behaviours team aims to improve health through behaviour change using population-level and individual-level behavioural interventions. The Oxford Health BRC is funding one PhD studentship commencing June-October 2023 for developing and testing individual level behavioural interventions in people with mental health problems. Please contact Jeanette Allsworth for further information and details on how to apply. Review of applications will start on Friday 3rd March 2023.
Partnerships and collaborations in training and capacity development
- NIHR Mental Health Translational Research Collaboration
- NIHR Incubator for Mental Health Research
- Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research
NIHR Oxford Health BRC Training Lead
Oxford Health BRC training lead Dr Kate Saunders is also Co-Training and Capacity Development Lead for the NIHR Mental Health Translational Research Collaboration.
Telephone: 01865 618330