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NIHR Doctoral Fellowship Round 2 Public Minutes



Meeting: NIHR Doctoral Fellowship Selection Committee – Round 2 Interviews
Date and time: 26 – 27 November 2019
Place: Hilton City Centre, Leeds


Doctoral Fellowship Selection Committee One members:
  • Professor Gretl McHugh (Chair), University of Leeds
  • Professor Gordon Taylor (Deputy Chair), University of Exeter
  • Professor Alison Richardson, University of Southampton
  • Professor Andrew Hayward, University College London
  • Professor Ann Marie Swart, University of East Anglia
  • Professor Anne Forster, University of Leeds
  • Professor Catherine Exley, Newcastle University
  • Professor Gerald McCann, University of Leicester
  • Professor Glyn Lewis, University College London
  • Jayne Woodside, Queen's University, Belfast
  • Professor Jenny Myers, University of Manchester
  • Professor Katherine Checkland, University of Manchester
  • Professor Nigel Hoggard, University of Sheffield
  • Dr Phil Shackley, University of Sheffield
  • Professor Philip Evans, University of Surrey
  • Professor Ruth Harris, Kings College London
  • Professor Steven Jones, Lancaster University
  • Ben Wills-Eve (Patient Public Involvement)
  • Anne-Laure Donskoy (Patient Public Involvement)
  • Professor Dave Jones, Dean NIHR Academy
NIHR Academy Staff:
  • Nicola Melody, Assistant Director
  • Charlotte Minter, Programme Manager
  • Agnieszka Skowronek, Programme Manager (Day 1)
  • Rebecca Dove, Senior Programme Manager (Day 2)
  • Professor Andrew Hayward, University College London (Day 1 and Day 2)
  • Phil Shackley (Day 2)
Doctoral Fellowship Selection Committee Two members:
  • Professor Trudie Roberts (Chair), University of Leeds
  • Professor Andrea Manca (Deputy Chair), University of York
  • Professor Ashley Adamson, University of Newcastle
  • Professor Charles Hutchinson, University of Warwick
  • Professor Ingunn Holen, University of Sheffield
  • Professor, Mike Crawford, Imperial College London
  • Dr Louise Connell, University of Central Lancashire
  • Dr Oliver Rivero-Arias, University of Oxford
  • Professor Paul Brocklehurst, Bangor University
  • Professor Richard Riley, Keele University
  • Dr Sonia Saxena, Imperial College London
  • Dr Victoria Cornelius, Imperial College London
  • Professor Waljit Dhillo, Imperial College London
  • Professor Yvonne Birks, University of York
  • Gordon Smith (Patient Public Involvement)
  • Jacqui Gath (Patient Public Involvement)
NIHR Academy Staff:
  • James Fenton, Assistant Director
  • David Lunn, Senior Programme Manager
  • Rosie Padley, Programme Manager
  • Professor Ingunn Holen, University of Sheffield (Day 2)

Discussion of applications

90 applications were received before the closing date of 18th June 2019 and 86 of these proved eligible for assessment by the NIHR selection committee.
Shortlisting took place on the 18th September 2019. The selection committee shortlisted 37 DFs for interview. 1 applicant withdrew from the DF competition prior to interview so 36 applicants were interviewed between 26th and 27th of November 2019. 

Application summary

Action/Activity DateDateApplications
Stage 1 Application window opened 1 April 2019 90

Stage 1 Application window closed 18 June 2019
Selection Committee Assessments 8 July 2019 86

Shortlisting Meeting 18 September 2019
Stage 2 Application window opened 30 September 2019
Stage 2 Application window closed 30 October 2019
Interviews 26 - 27 November 2019 36 (1 has deferred)
Recommended for funding* 26 - 27 November 2019 18