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9 Jul 2021

News and opportunities – 9 July 2021

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Latest news and opportunities from the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North East and North Cumbria

Each week, we publish a round-up of the latest news, events and opportunities that we hope our members and partners will find useful and relevant.

The update includes opportunities from the ARC North East and North Cumbria as well as from our local and national partners and networks.

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Bulletin from Friday 9 July 2021

Tell us about your training needs

We’ve just launched a new training survey, to help shape our training strategy for members of the ARC North East and North Cumbria.

If you’re a member of our ARC (which means you’ve either registered as a member online, are a member of one of our research themes, or are a public member) then we’d be really grateful if you could spare five minutes to complete the survey – link below.

Training survey – ARC (

If you have already received the survey by email and completed it, thank you.

Webinar: NIHR i4i funding calls

Tuesday 13 July, 10.30 am – 12 pm

The NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme is launching two new funding calls this August:

i4i Connect 5 – aimed at small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in need of a funding boost to reach the next stage in the development pathway, addressing a clearly defined unmet clinical need.

i4i – Digital Health Technologies for Children and Young People’s Mental Health – aimed at SMEs, NHS providers or higher education institutions (HEIs), this call encourages proposals addressing a range of children and young people’s mental health conditions particularly in regions that have been historically under-served by research activity or where there is high unmet mental health burden.

You can find out more at a webinar on the 13th of July. Register for the webinar here.

Getting started in clinical research with older people

The NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) will be hosting a two-day course called ‘Getting started in Clinical Research with Older People’, from 12 October.

If you work with older people and are thinking about embarking on some research, this course provides the ideal starting point, It is led by a team of multidisciplinary professionals linked to the Newcastle BRC.

Find out more and register your interest

Opportunity with  NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) – clinical research with older people (partial scholarship)

The NIHR Newcastle BRC is offering an opportunity to complete a part-funded Newcastle University Masters level module ‘Clinical Research with Older People’ from January 2022. This module would be of benefit to any healthcare professional considering research activity with older people, and can be completed flexibly through distance learning.

This opportunity is open to all healthcare professionals with an interest in the health of older people and to those who would like to learn more about clinical research. Applications from nurses and Allied Health Professionals would be particularly welcomed.

Follow this link for more information

Watch again: Prevention, Early Intervention and Behaviour Change theme meeting

A recording of our Prevention, Early Intervention and Behaviour Change theme meeting on 28 June is now available on our website. Follow the link below.

PEIBC theme meeting – watch again

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) – ‘Lightening Talk’ event

Tuesday 13 July, 12.15pm – 12.45pm

This is the first in a series of short ‘Lightening Talk’ events to be delivered by NHIP. At this webinar you will hear about the ways in which the Newcastle Health Innovation Partners are working together to tackle the effects of COVID-19 in our region.

Find out more and book

C-WorKS Connects: What do we know about childhood obesity and inequalities, and the impact of COVID in the region?

Tuesday 13 July, 1pm – 2pm

This online event focusses on inequalities in childhood obesity, and the social determinants of health relating to excess weight and inequalities in the North East and Yorkshire. The session also explores the wider impacts of the pandemic on risk factors such as physical activity levels in children during lockdown.

Find out more and register

Career advice for researchers with lived experience of mental health conditions

The Mental Health Incubator website has a new set of resources aimed at supporting health researchers who have lived experience of mental health conditions.

Follow this link to find out more

New report: Inequalities in the academic sector

The NIHR ARC North Thames has been supporting ‘The Lost Voices’, a national campaign gathering the experiences of inequalities and prejudices within academia, with the aim of improving current equality standards within research cultures. The campaign focused on early career researchers (ECRs).

The final report is now available, alongside an early career research toolkit. Follow the links below.

Lost Voices Report

Early career researcher toolkit

Did you know? The ARC North East and North Cumbria is on YouTube

The NIHR ARC North East and North Cumbria has a YouTube channel where you can find recordings of many of our recent webinars and events.

Visit our YouTube channel to catch up on events you might have missed

(Please note that if an event isn’t featured, it means we weren’t able to record or share it)