Academic Career Development

Academic Career Development at the National Institute for Health and Care Research Greater Manchester Patient Safety Research Collaboration (NIHR GM PSRC) involves developing new patient safety leader. This is achieved by working with existing researchers, while encouraging others to work with us for the first time.

This approach helps us to maximise our impact on health and social care services by helping increase the high-quality patient safety research being carried out.

To develop capacity, it’s essential to ensure the highest quality of training is available. It is also important to ensure there are opportunities to expand our programme through partnerships with local organisations.

For example, we work with other NIHR-funded projects (known as NIHR infrastructure) across Greater Manchester and the East Midlands where our researchers are based, as well as with other universities.

Our aims

  • Support staff from NHS and social care partners across Greater Manchester and the East Midlands to work with us. We provide equal career development opportunities for both clinical and non-clinical staff.
  • Work across the national NIHR infrastructure, NIHR Academy and the network of PSRCs to develop the careers of researchers, offering development opportunities where possible.
  • Work with individuals to create opportunities for career development, whatever stage they’re at, whether it’s pre-doctoral (before their PhD has been completed) or post-doctoral (after they have graduated from their PhD). This includes advanced career development and preparation for leadership.
  • Provide support and opportunities for PhD students to continue to work as part of the GM PSRC after completing their PhD programmes.
  • In line with our equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) strategy, recruit and retain individuals from all walks of life, providing equal opportunities to become future patient safety research leaders.