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What’s New on Our Website’ is a new, regular email to inform you of the latest news and events that have been posted on our website.


Call for next round of CLAHRC EoE project funding opening in late Spring 

The call out will be to fund projects that will start in April 2016.

Further information on dates and how to apply will follow soon. 

PhD opportunity at UEA: Finger foods in care homes: an exploration of their introduction and utility in people with severe dementia. Dr Lee Hooper.

Closing date 26th January 2015, to start April 2015.
Primary Supervisor/Contact: Dr Lee Hooper, UEA

This project will explore the use and the benefits of finger foods for people with dementia, and also examine why they often are not used in care homes. The student will work in care homes that do or do not use finger foods, including administering questionnaires to care home managers and caterers on about their use of and feelings about finger foods and observing differences in food eaten, eating needs, engagement with eating and levels of nutrition to establish whether finger food really does help residents. Finally, the student will work with two care homes to begin providing finger foods.

For more information please see here.

PhD Opportunity at UEA: Industrial BBSRC CASE studentship: Impact of iron on the composition and function of the human gut microbiome.  

Closing date 30th January 2015, to start in October 2015.
Primary Supervisor/Contact: Prof Susan Fairweather-Tait, UEA.

This multidisciplinary project that offers the student an opportunity to undertake a 4 year research project whilst enhancing professional development and research skills in collaboration with the industrial partner, Kuecept, who will provide expertise in the preparation of gut delivery systems. The project will be jointly supervised in Norwich by Professor Susan Fairweather-Tait (UEA) and Dr Arjan Narbad (Institute of Food Research), together with Dr Paul Sharp (King’s College London), Dr Chris Tselepis (Birmingham University) and the Industrial Supervisor Professor Abdul Basit (Kuecept).

For more information please see here.


Applications are invited for funding to host NIHR Research Methods Fellowships and Internships and/or NIHR Systematic Review Fellowships.

Closing date for submission of applications: 20th February 2015 at 5:00 pm.

On behalf of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre (TCC) is launching Round 6 of NIHR Research Methods Fellowships and Internships to support the development of individuals with expertise in research methods including:

  • Medical Statistics;
  • Health Economics;
  • Clinical Trial Design;
  • Operational Research; and
  • Modelling.

For more information please see here


Developing a research programme in palliative and end-of-life care: reflections

3rd February 2015

Hosted by Professor Christi Deaton this lecture will have distinguished guest lecturer Professor Jane Seymour. She will share her expertise in palliative and end of life care research. 

For more information please see here

‘How to Conduct Clinical Research’ Training event for Researchers working in CPFT

13th February 2015

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) R&D are inviting researchers to attend a half-day introduction on how to conduct clinical research studies in CPFT. This briefing is relevant for anyone who is running or about to start a clinical study in the Trust. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the start-up process and the R&D ongoing support on offer. It is intended to be of particular value to PhD students, postdoctoral scientists and other clinical researchers working with CPFT.

Places are limited to 40 participants so will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

For more information please see here

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CLAHRC EoE Office Douglas House, 18 Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AH
Phone: 01223 746073   Fax: 01223 746162