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Research in the NHS – Making it Happen!

A Research Development Event

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A research development event to help build collaborations between NTU academics and NHS commissioners and providers, and to develop new and innovative research projects. The keynote speaker will be Shirley Mitchell, Head of Research and Innovation at NottsHC.

  • From: Thursday 15 September 2016, 12 am
  • To: Thursday 15 September 2016, 12 am
  • Location: Lecture Theatre 4, Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 14 September 2017, 12.00 am
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Event details

Yvonne Barnett, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, is delighted to be hosting colleagues from Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NottsHC) and other local NHS organisations. NottsHC is one of the largest providers of mental health services in the UK, the primary regional provider of forensic mental health services, and the local provider of many community health services. NottsHC are developing their strategic research priorities and looking to build collaborations with NTU in helping them to realise these priorities in practice.

We welcome Shirley Mitchell, Head of Research and Innovation at NottsHC, as our keynote speaker. Shirley supports the Medical Director / R&D Director on the implementation of the Trust's research strategy, and also has responsibility for research governance for the Trust. Her team also provide the research management and governance service to all the Clinical Commissioning Groups in Nottinghamshire county. She has vast experience and expertise in supporting research projects within the NHS – from inception, through approval, and into successful outcomes – and will share the latest developments in NHS research governance.

This event is suitable for any academic staff member or doctoral student at NTU, or colleagues from any local NHS organisation.

NTU academics attending the day may submit a brief project idea which may be considered within the open sandpit event in the afternoon. Proposals should be no more than one page long, and they should start with a clear research question followed by an outline of the proposed project and the potential NHS involvement.

Proposals should be submitted to Sarah Davey by Monday 5 September 2016.


9.15 am Registration

9.30 am Opening

9.35 am Welcome address: Professor Yvonne Barnett, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, NTU

9.45 am Keynote – The Research Landscape in the NHS: Shirley Mitchell, NottsHC

10.15 am NTU Exemplars: Senior academics from across NTU will be sharing their experiences of how to facilitate successful research collaborations with the NHS

10.45 am Coffee

11.00 am NHS Research – How to… Shirley Mitchell. To be followed by a question and answer plenary with Shirley, NHS Colleagues, and NTU academics

12.30 pm Lunch and networking (lunch will be provided)

1.30 pm NTU Sandpit: NTU academics present initial project ideas to NHS colleagues for further discussion and development. NTU delegates may submit project ideas of one page at most for consideration – see below

2.45 pm Coffee

3.00 pm NHS Sandpit: NHS colleagues present initial project ideas to NTU academics for further discussion and development

4.15 pm Closing comments

Booking information

This event is free to attend but attendees must register in advance.

Please use the add to basket function and complete the short booking form.

For further information about this event, please email Mike Marriott and Esther Rodriguez.

For enquiries and sandpit ideas, contact Sarah Davey.

Location details


Lecture Theatre 4, Newton building, Main Entrance


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street


Please note there is no visitor parking at our City site.

Nottingham has plenty of Park and Ride services, a number of which are run alongside the city’s tram service – the parking provision is always generous, and you can expect a tram every ten minutes. We recommend using them, as parking in the centre can quickly become expensive. Visit the NET site for more information on the city’s Park and Ride services.

If you’re intending to park in the city centre, the closest (and largest) facilities to our City site are:

Trinity Square (NG1 4BT): £4.30 - £13.00
Talbot Street (NG1 5GG): £1.80 - £12.50
The Victoria Centre (NG1 3QN): £3 - £15.00

Travel Info:

For further information, please visit the NTU website.

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