Students selected for prestigious training

We are delighted to announce that two of NIHR CLAHRC NWC PhD students, Alison Doherty and Nadeem Gire, have been selected to attend the prestigious NIHR Infrastructure Doctoral Research Training Camp in July 2015.

This is a three-day intensive annual event for NIHR Trainees from the Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs), Biomedical Research Units (BRUs), Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs), Patient Safety Translational Research Centres (PSTRCs) and the School of Primary Care.

The training camp offers workshops, guest speakers who have established research careers as well as poster presentations and opportunities for networking and mentoring. This is an important opportunity for early career researchers and attendance is by invitation only.

A key aspect of a successful career in research is the ability to communicate effectively with a range of people including fellow scientists, research funders, the media patients and the public

Alison’s project is based around Stroke and Cardiovascular disease risk reduction in people with intellectual disabilities and sits under the CLAHRC NWC theme, Managing Complex Needs.  Nadeem’s project, TechCare , a mobile-assessment and therapy for psychosis, an intervention for clients within the early intervention service and sits under the CLAHRC NWC theme, Improving Mental Health

Both Alison and Nadeem are based at UCLAN.

Jo McAdam, Research Capacity Delivery Manager for CLAHRC NWC said ‘this is a great way to acknowledge the investment we have made in the PhD Studentship Programme.  It is also a great opportunity for Alison and Nadeem to develop their research training and network with peers at this prestigious event’.


CLAHRC NWC are currently advertising for a further 16 studentships for the forthcoming academic year. You can read more about the studentships on the website or contact



More articles     Posted on: 30 June 2015