LIHS professor gains prestigious research appointment

Professor Anne Forster

Professor Anne Forster of the Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation, has been successful in gaining the prestigious National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator award.

Our congratulations go to Anne, who has been successful in gaining the prestigious award in a highly competitive process.

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. They are appointed through an annual competition informed by an international panel of specialists, so this in an outstanding achievement for Professor Forster.

Along with her fellow Senior Investigators, Professor Forster will provide research leadership within the NIHR and promote research through various activities, such as public speaking, planning events and mentoring.

As a highly-regarded network of experts, Senior Investigators are able to provide advice to the Department of Health’s Chief Scientific Adviser. We’re delighted that one of our team has joined that elite group.

Each Senior Investigator is awarded a discretionary fund of £15k per year. There are also potential funding benefits for the NHS institutions with which each Senior Investigator is associated.

Professor Forster leads the Elderly Care and Rehabilitation Unit which is an academic unit of the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences. It is based at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the Bradford Institute of Health Research, Bradford Royal Infirmary.

The NIHR exists to provide an NHS-supported health research system focused on the needs of patients and the public. Further information about the NIHR: http://www.nihr.ac.uk/our-faculty/senior-investigators/

Further information about the Elderly Care and Rehabilitation at Leeds: https://medhealth.leeds.ac.uk/info/646/academic_unit_of_elderly_care_and_rehabilitation