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9 Aug 2021

An introduction to the research landscape in the North East and North Cumbria

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This easy-to-follow presentation offers an overview of the many organisations involved in research in our region – and is ideal for anyone new to delivering or participating in health and social care research in the North East and North Cumbria.

As a region, our research is focussed on supporting health and wellbeing – helping people to be well and healthy, and providing support when they are not.

If people are healthy and well – both physically and mentally – it can have far-reaching and positive impacts; families benefit, society benefits, and the economy benefits as people are more likely to be able to work, live well and lead happier and more fulfilling lives.

In our region, there are a number of NIHR (and other) bodies all working towards this common aim. This presentation explains more about how, and why.

Delivered by Professor Eileen Kaner, Professor of Public Health and Primary Care Research at Newcastle University and Director of the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North East and North Cumbria.

It covers:


The Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) North East and North Cumbria (NENC)

The Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) – also known as Newcastle Health Innovation Partnership (NHIP)

You can download a copy of the presentation, below.

Questions and answers

This event ended with a lively Q&A session which has not been included in the recording for privacy reasons.

Below is a summary of some of the questions raised at the end of this session, and the answers given.

How do we know where to go to, if we want to get involved in research?

VOICE is one good place to start – or for more info, email

How do we address diversity in research, and make sure we have representation from all groups?

This is a really important point and work is ongoing around this. We are looking at these issues and thinking about how we can compensate people for their input properly, and well as around ensuring digital inclusion – amongst other things.

Do all of these organisations have patient and public/community involvement leads?

In short, yes. We recognise how important this is, and the PICE leads all communicate and share information and links and resources with each other – and we continue to develop on this.

Useful links for public and community members

The Multiverse Lab


NIHR involvement Policies – including reimbursement

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