My research inspiration

Hear from NIHR researchers on what inspires them. Find out what drives them, the challenges they face and the role the NIHR has played in their successes. 

Dr Pete Culmer and Richard Hall outline how they developed a device to aid laparoscopic surgery, with the help of an award from the Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme.

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Professor Alan Silman describes his research on making informed decisions about if and when to conduct hip joint replacement surgery in osteoarthritis. The study is funded by RfPB.

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Professor Fang Gao, Senior Investigator, describes how she forged academic and clinical excellence in anaesthesia and critical care medicine with NIHR funding and support.

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Dr Andrew Appelboam talks about the modified Valsalva manoeuvre, funded by the Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme.

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Professor Neena Modi describes her work on the National Neonatal Research Database, funded by Programme Grants for Applied Research.

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Professor Nick Dale tells us about a point-of-care device for the detection of stroke, made possible by Invention for Innovation (i4i) funding.

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Professor Anne Forster tells us about her research motivation and the role the NIHR has played in helping her succeed as a physiotherapist with an academic career.

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More profiles to follow, look out for them in the NIHR Funding and Support newsletter.