PenCLAHRC’s Deputy Director, Professor Ken Stein, has been appointed as Programme Director for the NIHR Systematic Reviews (SR) Programme. The NIHR SR Programme manages the NIHR support for Cochrane activities in the UK and the NIHR support for the academic units on whose work all National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) appraisals are based.
Ken will take on the role from September 2018, succeeding Professor Tom Walley, who says:
“I am delighted that Ken has accepted this position. I am confident that under Ken's leadership the NIHR SR Programme will continue to fund and oversee vital high quality research that will continue to provide decision makers with the best possible evidence on treatments and interventions used in health and social care.”
“I’m very pleased to have the privilege of leading the NIHR Systematic Review Programme, which is internationally outstanding in supporting systematic reviews and a key part of the overall evidence synthesis ecosystem in NIHR. I’m confident we can continue and develop further the excellent relationships established by Tom Walley that underpin the programme’s success”
Find out more about the SR programme here.