The NIHR Training Advocates promote research training opportunities to non-medical clinical professions in order to support the NIHR Academy in developing research capacity. Advocates provide support and advice to both aspiring researchers and those already on a clinical academic pathway, and provide expert advice to NIHR in relation to their specific profession and area of interest.
Advocates groups currently represent physiotherapy, nursing, podiatry, dietetics, nutrition, psychology, occupational therapy, midwifery and healthcare science. The professional groups represented by the Advocates is being expanded to include Advocates for the following professions:
- Speech and Language Therapy: 3 Advocates and 1 lead Advocate
- Radiography (Diagnostic and therapeutic): 3 Advocates and 1 lead Advocate
- Pharmacy: 3 Advocates and 1 lead Advocate
Additional Advocates are also being recruited for the following professions:
- Healthcare Science: 4 Advocates
- Audiology: 2 Advocates
Informal enquiries regarding the roles can be directed to Professor Steve Wootton (Advocate Chair: S.A.Wootton@soton.ac.uk) or Professor Anne-Maree Keenan (Advocate Deputy Chair: email@example.com). General queries regarding the submission of Expressions of Interest should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 0113 532 8444.
Expressions of Interest should be submitted using the NIHR Training Advocate Expression of Interest Form and accompanied by an up to date CV. Please submit your Expression of Interest and CV to email@example.com, with the subject “NIHR Training Advocate Expression of Interest”. Please also indicate which role you are applying for (Professional Group and Lead Advocate or Advocate Role).
The closing date for application submissions is 12pm, Monday 9th September 2019. For more information, click here.