|Prof. Nadine Foster|
The NIHR Senior Investigator award is a very prestigious award lasting 4 years (2016 to 2020) and builds on Nadine’s current NIHR Research Professorship (2012-2017).
Nadine is only 1 of 3 physiotherapists nationally to have been awarded Senior Investigator status, in recognition of the contribution of Nadine’s research to patient care, the quality of her research and her track record in developing capacity for applied health research in the NHS. This is a great honour for Keele University, and is the third such award within the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre following on from successful awards to Professor Peter Croft and Professor Elaine Hay.
Senior Investigators are the NIHR’s pre-eminent researchers and represent the country’s most outstanding leaders of clinical and applied health and social care research. Senior Investigators are fundamental to the formation of the NIHR Faculty and provide research leadership, promoting clinical and applied research in health and social care, help in planning and speaking at events, host visiting fellows and mentor Trainees, constitute a network of experts, able to provide advice to the Department of Health's Director General for Research and Development.
[Post written by Gwen Wynne-Jones, Research Fellow]