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AHRC: Immersive Experiences Briefing Event

The Immersive Research Development Partnerships, backed by AHRC and EPSRC is a new £2m call for development of early stage research partnerships that can explore the creation of new immersive experiences addressing the call’s three key themes: Memory, Place and Performance.

To support the call, a series of seven briefing events across the UK have been planned to provide detailed information about the call. One will be held in Manchester.

There will be opportunities to explore the call themes, as well as meet and network with potential partners and the AHRC Creative Economy Programme team.

7th July 2017

For more information and to register attendance, please visit Immersive Experiences.

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NIHR Public Health Research Information Events

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These events will offer an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) programme. Registration to these events is FREE.

Senior PHR programme staff will be joined by RDS colleagues and a local PHR funding panel or board member to give a presentation followed by a Q&A session. Researchers currently developing, or considering developing, a proposal for submission to PHR for funding are invited to take advantage of a one to one session (subject to availability) with PHR programme and RDS staff to discuss their proposed study. In order to secure your place at one of these events please complete the online booking form. Events are being arranged in the following areas:

    1. Bristol – 14 July 2017
    2. Newcastle – 23 November 2017
    3. Liverpool – TBC – express interest on booking form
    4. Additional interactive webinar – 20 September 2017.


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NIHR Funding Opportunity Alert

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The NIHR have released a funding alert of funding opportunities. Below is a list of funding highlights.

Health Services & Delivery Research Programme

17/51 Gender identity health services
17/52 Research on interventions to support service guideline implementation and the adoption of new models of care at scale
17/45 – Researcher-led evidence synthesis
17/49 – Researcher-led standard

Health Technology Assessment Programme

16/74 – Optimal treatment strategies for fistulising perianal Crohn’s disease
16/96 – Standardised diagnostic assessment tool as an adjunct to clinical practice in child and adolescent mental health services
16/97 – Antipsychotics for anorexia nervosa

Public Health Research Programme

17/53 – Changing drinking behaviours
17/54 – Digital interventions for sexual health promotion
17/55 – Promoting independence in older people

Policy Research Programme
Round 19:

1 – Evaluation of Supplementary Prescribing by Dietitians and Independent Prescribing by Therapeutic Radiographers
2 – Evaluation of the Transforming Care Programme

Please contact the research development managers if you are interested in any of the above calls.

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NIHR Public Health Funding Opportunity : Promoting Independence among older people, and disabled people

NiHR for Public Mental Health

The NIHR Public Health Funding Stream have released a commissioned call, ‘Promoting independence in older people’.

Do you think you could answer the following Research Question: What are the most effective* interventions which support (or create the conditions for) independence* in the everyday lives of older people, or disabled people** of any age?

Are you interested to find out more? If you are, you can access the commissioning brief HERE


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Marketing Manager Meets

mmmMarketing Manager Meets is a safe space for marketers. Put simply, it’s where senior, in-house marketers from around the North West get together for an afternoon of drinks and networking. It’s a great chance to meet peers from across the region and discuss the hot topics and issues we’re facing as marketers. Not only that, but it’s completely free!

Date: Wednesday 19th July 2017
Times: 16.00 – 18.00pm
Venue: The Refinery

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Grappling with Gratuities

A business’s approach to gratuity contributions for their staff is fast becoming a way to set operators apart as an employer. But with many struggling with the lack of definitive legal guidance surrounding the issue, it is creating an uneven and confusing playing field. Join pro-manchester and their newly formed hospitality sector taskforce as they come together to address the hot topic of gratuities with a power panel made up of some of the city’s industry leaders and big movers in hospitality.

Date: Tuesday 11th July 2017
Times: 17.30 – 19.00pm
Venue: Kuits Solicitors

Find out more and book your place