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Congratulations to Cathy Creswell, Professor of Clinical Psychologyfor her selection as an NIHR Senior Investigator. As part of this highly-selective, four-year award, Cathy will become a member of the NIHR College of around 200 Senior Investigators and receive a discretionary award.

NIHR Senior Investigators:

  • contribute significantly to NIHR as a senior leader
  • lead in training and development of NIHR’s people
  • act as an ambassador for the NIHR in the wider system
  • demonstrate research excellence
  • integrate patient and public involvement in research
  • play a leading role in NIHR’s Contribution to Growth (e.g. through attracting, developing and retaining a highly skilled health research workforce, or by supporting collaborations and contract research with the life sciences industry)

In Cathy’s own words… “I am honoured to have been selected as an NIHR Senior Investigator. I have received tremendous support from the NIHR throughout my career and look forward to contributing to its continued success through this role, particularly by supporting the further development of mental health research capacity in Oxford and across the country.”

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