Academic awarded funding to improve the lives of NHS patients

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

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An Oxford Brookes academic has been awarded a Principal Fellowship by The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) in Musculoskeletal Disease.

Professor Debra Jackson, who is a professor of nursing in the Department of Nursing at Oxford Brookes and the Oxford University Hospitals, and Director of the Oxford Institute of Nursing and Allied Health Research (OxINAHR), will receive £15,000 a year for three years to support research that will have a direct benefit on NHS care.  

These competitive awards are aimed at attracting, recognising, developing and retaining outstanding researchers.

I am honoured and delighted to be awarded this Principal Fellowship and look forward to continuing to contribute to the work of the Oxford BRC over the coming years.

Professor Debra Jackson, Oxford Brookes University and the Oxford University Hospitals and Director of the Oxford Institute of Nursing and Allied Health Research

Professor Jackson said: “I am honoured and delighted to be awarded this Principal Fellowship and look forward to continuing to contribute to the work of the Oxford BRC over the coming years”. 

A total of £675,000 has been awarded to 15 senior researchers in Oxford to support their work in areas such as genetics, childhood vaccines, eye surgery, skin conditions and nursing. Each of the recipients were chosen because they have shown that their leadership has had a strong impact on healthcare and research as well as a high quality and volume of internationally excellent research and significant contributions to the BRC and BRU.

BRC Director Professor Keith Channon said: “We are delighted with the quality and volume of applications we received for our first Principal Fellow Awards.

“Choosing 15 applicants from this list has been difficult but we are confident the successful applicants can play an even greater role in conducting cutting edge research that can improve the lives of NHS patients.”

Director of BRU, Professor Andy Carr added: “These awards represent recognition of outstanding and sustained contribution to translational clinical research that has made major contributions to the lives of NHS patients suffering from a wide variety of diseases and clinical conditions.”

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