Cancer Researchers Recognised as NIHR Senior Investigators
The government’s main funder of health research, the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has announced the appointment of its new Senior Investigators from the University of Manchester and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Of the 27 new appointees and the 29 re-appointees, several cancer researchers and collaborators have been recognised.
Congratulations to newly appointed NIHR Senior Investigators:
- Professor Corinne Faivre-Finn – Professor of Thoracic Radiation Oncology at The University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant Clinical Oncologist at The Christie
- Professor Janelle Yorke, Executive Chief Nurse and Director of Quality at The Christie and Professor of Cancer Nursing at the University of Manchester
- Professor Katherine Payne, Professor of Health Economics
As well as the re-appointment of:
- Professor Tim Illidge, Professor of Targeted Therapy
I am delighted that my research has been recognised by the NIHR through this award. I will use this platform to carry on inclusive research in patients who are typically under-represented in traditional clinical trials such as the elderly, the frail and patients with multiple comorbidities.
Professor Corinne Faivre-Finn
Professor of Thoracic Radiation Oncology and Honorary Consultant Clinical Oncologist
I am really proud to be the first Chief Nurse to ever receive this award. I will use the award to further developing my research team, funding things like research internships for Christie nurses, as well as on furthering international research into supporting people living with and beyond cancer.
Professor Janelle Yorke
Executive Chief Nurse and Director of Quality at The Christie and Professor of Cancer Nursing at the University of Manchester
I am delighted to be awarded this recognition of my work with NIHR but also my wider contribution to research and the careers of health economists. The people I work with were central to this award. I want to thank my fellow health economists, researchers from many disciplines, people working in the NHS, policy makers, patients and the public who have enabled research from conception to delivery and impact.
Professor Katherine Payne
Professor of Health Economics
I am delighted and feel privileged to continue working within the NIHR academy, striving to make a difference to patient and people based research and improve cancer outcomes
Professor Tim Illidge
Professor of Targeted Therapy
About the NIHR Senior Investigators
NIHR Senior Investigators are among the most prominent and prestigious researchers funded by the NIHR and receive an award of £20,000 per year to fund activities supporting their research.
They help guide research capacity development and enhance the career paths of NIHR researchers. This includes participating as mentors in the NIHR mentoring programme. NIHR Senior Investigators can complete up to two terms and then gain Emeritus status.
NIHR Senior Investigator status is awarded according to a number of factors including quality and volume of internationally excellent research, relevance to patients and the public and impact on improvements in healthcare and public health.
The criteria also include research leadership, engagement of patients and the public and engagement of healthcare policy makers and planners with their research.