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PenCLAHRC Director recognised as NIHR Senior Investigator

Posted on May 17th 2016

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has recognised another researcher at the University of Exeter Medical School as being one of the most outstanding health researchers in the UK.

Professor Stuart Logan, Director of PenCLAHRC and Cerebra Professor of Paediatric Epidemiology, has been made NIHR Senior Investigator for his commitment to the field. It means the Medical School now has four professors recognised with the NIHR’s prestigious title.

In all his roles, Professor Logan is committed to generating research with direct relevance to policy and practice, and helping to make research more accessible and useful to practitioners, the public and health service managers.

Professor Logan said:

“I am delighted to be appointed as an NIHR Senior Fellow. NIHR was established as the research arm of the NHS 10 years ago and has transformed our ability to conduct research and for research to benefit patients. I’m proud to have the opportunity to contribute to this effort.”

Previously awarded Senior Investigators at the University of Exeter Medical School include PenCLAHRC Mental Health and Dementia Theme Lead, Professor David Richards, who leads research in increasing access to mental health care and improving the evidence base for nursing.

Professor Angela Shore, Interim Dean at the University of Exeter Medical School, said:

“Congratulations to all recipients of these awards, which are recognition of the outstanding calibre we have in Exeter in a range of fields with a direct impact on healthcare. This research has significant benefits both in the South West and across the world.”