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New Director of NIHR Research Design Service East of England

Posted in Awards & Appointments on 1st Aug 2019

Dr Andrew Bateman, Chair of the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) since 2017, is now the new Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service (RDS) East of England (EoE). Based at the University of Essex, Andrew will combine the role with his appointment as a Reader in the School of Health and Social Care at the University.

The NIHR funds the RDS to provide design and methodological support to health and social care researchers. The RDS aims to increase the quantity and quality of successful grant applications to the NIHR and other national peer-reviewed funding programmes. RDS EoE is one of ten regional services across England and covers the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. With its central office based at the University of Essex, RDS EoE has partner organisations and research advisers at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust