This free series is open to all research staff or those interested in reproductive health and childbirth research in areas in the south of England covered by the NIHR clinical research networks of South West Peninsula, West of England, Wessex, and Thames Valley and South Midlands. Find your network
Aims are to raise awareness of reproductive health and childbirth research activity taking place locally, encourage and support further research activity and develop strong links between neighbouring regions to enable cross networking collaboration.
As well as hearing about the research taking place/planned in the speciality, there will also be the opportunity to virtually network and meet with the research midwife champions, who are committed to integrating research into clinical practice, and clinical research speciality leads, who encourage collaboration and promote research across the four regions.
The RH&CB Research Symposium is a Zoom webinar series. Tickets are available for individual webinars (see below) and for all the webinars.
Mr Nigel Simpson, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and NIHR Clinical Research Network National Specialty Lead for Reproductive Health and Professor Jane Sandall, Professor of Social Science & Women’s Health and NHS England Head of Midwifery Research, will highlight the national picture with regard to research activity within reproductive health and childbirth. Professor Adam Finn, Professor of paediatrics and head of the Bristol Vaccine Centre will talk about the recent focus on COVID-19 research. Prof Marian Knight Professor of Maternal and Child Population Health and Alison Perry, Lead Research Midwife and PAN-COVID Project Manager are also confirmed speakers.
This session will feature three speakers who will describe their path into research. Each speaker will look at challenges and opportunities and provide some key tips on how to get started in research.
An insight into how studies can adapt to meet the ‘new normal’ and restart research.
The session will provide an overview of the NIHR Associate PI scheme, which supports junior doctors, nurses and allied health professionals to become PIs, followed by someone who has completed the scheme. It will be an opportunity to share learning and best practice and will conclude with an interactive Q&A to identify how the Associate PI scheme for midwives can be implemented across the south of England. Learn more about the scheme at https://www.nihr.ac.uk/documents/associate-principal-investigator-pi-scheme/25040
Come and find out about what research is happening in this area. Confirmed Speakers: Mr Islam Gamaleldin - Consultant Gynaecologist and Dr Lucy Whitaker - Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Organising Committee: Sara Burnard, Dr Christy Burden, Hannah Williams, Roland Chmielewski, Alison Potter, Prof Vanora Hundley, Prof Ying Cheong, Tom Simpson, Leigh Gerdes, Oliver Evans & Ian Wickens