Training tomorrow’s research leaders
At least 60% of the new Centre’s research trainees will be women.
The new Centre for IMPACT will train researchers, particularly women scholars, to become tomorrow’s research leaders.
Centre trainees will include 8 Master’s, 16 Doctoral, 6 Post-doctoral scholars (at least 60% women) and 70 research and support staff (short-term courses). Participating institutions will create competitive faculty positions to retain these scholars beyond the funding period. We will raise standards of health research conducted in our institutions and promote an environment that demands, understands, and utilises research to inform policy and practice.
Kamran Siddiqi, Professor in Global Public Health at Hull York Medical School and the University of York and one of the centre’s lead researchers, said:
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“We will train researchers, particularly women scholars, to become tomorrow’s research leaders. Over time, we will develop strong, diverse academic leadership and our research will grow and get adopted, bringing wider health, societal, and economic benefits to the region.”