Oxford Brookes research institute awarded £780,000 clinical research grant

Monday, 30 May 2022

Oxinmahr

A research institute based within Oxford Brookes University has been awarded a grant of £780,000 in order to support the development of research capability and capacity of the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions workforce.

The Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research (OxINMAHR) at Oxford Brookes, is one of the key academic research partners with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUHT). 

They share a joint vision of developing high quality clinical academics from the nursing, midwifery and allied health profession (NMAHP), through the provision of a sustainable infrastructure of mentorship, training and career development.

The grant, from OUHT, will enable the partnership to expand its high-quality clinical research, which will improve patient outcomes, deliver evidence-based care, and improve recruitment and retention of staff and students.

Professor Paul Carding, Director of OxINMAHR, said: “This grant provides a very exciting opportunity for our partnership to build a sustainable, high quality healthcare research environment. Our core goal is to produce world-class research that will have practical benefits for health and social care delivery and clinical practice”. 

Professor Helen Walthall, Director of Nursing and Midwifery Research at OUHT said: “Both organisations recognise the economic, health and social care, and educational benefits of a collaborative research environment. This grant will enable the partnership to embed research into both organisations which will improve patient outcomes, deliver evidence-based care, as well as improve recruitment and retention of staff and students across the sector.”