Given the importance of nutrition to health, the Department of Health has invited Professor Alan Jackson CBE to take the role of the NIHR Director for Nutrition Research. The post will be part time for 1 year. In this post, Professor Jackson will provide expert advice and leadership in the nationally important area of research into nutrition and health. This is a research area which involves many sectors and draws upon, for example, biomedical, clinical, socio-economic and behavioural science. The role will involve a focus on cross-NIHR activity and will involve engagement with external stakeholders such as research charities and other research funders, including industry.
The NIHR has appointed four new trainees to its prestigious Research Professorship Programme, which brings the total of NIHR Research Professors to 31.
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The guest blog, posted on 13 June 2016, has been written by Dr Fiona O’Neil, Head of Workforce and Learning at the NIHR CRN. Fiona is an educator for the MOOC, developed by the NIHR CRN and University of Leeds in partnership. The FutureLearn blog posted by Fiona looks at the importance of clinical research and explains why getting to grips with clinical research is so vital, not just for healthcare workers, but for everyone.
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