SPHR funded researchers have been recognised as outstanding leaders in their fields of research following the announcement of the NIHR Senior Investigator Awards 2022.
NIHR Senior Investigators are among the most prominent and prestigious researchers funded by the NIHR and the most outstanding leaders of patient and people-based research within the NIHR research community.
As the NIHR’s senior leaders, NIHR Senior Investigators are critical to the ongoing success of the NIHR and developing research capability fit to tackle the challenges facing health of the nation.
NIHR Senior Investigators hold their award for up to two terms. On completion of a second successful term, Senior Investigators are awarded the title Senior Investigator Emeritus, a considerable achievement having succeeded twice at achieving Senior Investigator status in open competition and completed two terms as a Senior Investigator.
Professor Clare Bambra
Clare is a Professor of Public Health based at Newcastle University and is one of five researchers leading Fuse’s involvement in the School. Clare leads the SPHR Health Inequalities research theme and is an interdisciplinary social scientist working at the interface of public health, health politics & policy, health geography and social epidemiology.
Professor Tamsin Ford
Tamsin is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. She is an internationally renowned Child Psychiatric Epidemiologist who researches the organisation, delivery, and effectiveness of services and interventions for children and young people’s mental health. Tamsin is one of five researchers leading University of Cambridge’s involvement in the School.
Professor Martin White
Martin is a clinical academic based at the University of Cambridge, trained in medicine and public health, with broad experience of public health research and practice, and a national and international reputation for his research and leadership. He is Professor of Population Health Research and an Honorary Consultant in Public Health with Public Health England. Martin co-leads the SPHR Changing Behaviour at Population Level research theme and is one of five researchers leading University of Cambridge’s involvement in the School.
Professor Rosalind Raine
Rosalind is Professor of Health Care Evaluation at UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care and Director of the NIHR ARC North Thames, one of 15 ARCs across England, part of a £135 million investment by the NIHR to improve the health and care of patients and the public. Rosalind is one of five researchers leading UCL’s involvement in the School.
Professor Russell Viner
Russell is a Professor in Adolescent Health at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and leads UCL’s involvement in the School. Russell is affiliated with the SPHR Children, young people and families research programme and is leading a project which aims to evaluate how integrating care across health, education and social care by creating ‘systems’, can improve the health and well-being of children and young people and make it easier to plan young people’s services.
Full details of the 2022 NIHR Senior Investigator and Senior Investigator Emeritus appointments are available on the NIHR website. Full details of all NIHR Senior Investigators are available on the NIHR Senior Investigators Directory, which is updated in April each year.