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Professional Development & Training Opportunities


GPs – Are you looking for the best treatment to lower your patients’ blood pressure? 

If your patient is between 18-65 years they could take part in a project to find how treatment for high blood pressure should be ‘personalised’. For more information, please visit the Ancestry and biological Informative Markers for stratification of Hypertension website

Alternatively you can email Dr James Coulson at or call on 02920 716944 for more information.


2018 Annual NHS R&D Forum: Call for poster and presentation abstracts now open.

Deadline for presentation abstracts – 1st December, 2017

Deadline for poster abstracts – 9th January, 2018

For more information click here


Welsh Stroke Researcher’s Cochrane Fellowship

Deadline – 12th January, 2018

To promote stroke research in Wales, we are offering the opportunity to develop skills in systematic review and meta-analysis through working with the UK Cochrane team. The successful candidate will be trained and supported to complete a Cochrane review in the priority area of stroke/vascular cognitive impairment. This fellowship is open to any health-care professional in Wales who wishes to learn about Cochrane and systematic review. To apply – Send (2 page) CV and 250 words on why the fellowship will help you career to

Jonathan Hewitt,

Terry Quinn,

Abdul Seckam,


Edinburgh Stroke Winter School

26th -28th February 2018

Learn to develop and answer questions in clinical stroke research

To apply – Send CV and 100 word motivation to Judi Clarke,


Accredited courses in the following areas:

  • Communication skills and research
  • Good clinical practice in research
  • Informed consent and essential documentation
  • Public involvement in research
  • Research methods
  • Research study set up.


For more information click here



MRC free eLearning courses:

  • Good research practice
  • Research data and confidentiality
  • Research and human tissue legislation
  • Research and human tissue legislation assessment
  • IRAS

For more information click here


Opportunities for Stroke Research

For various clinical and non-clinical Stroke programs please visit the following links below:


University College London – Stroke Medicine


Keele University


University of Central Lancashire


Stroke Specific Educational Framework


Stroke Association


STARS – Scotland


Future Learn

Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research – FREE Online Course

This course is designed for anyone who wants to know more about modern healthcare, and the role of clinical research and discovery within it. For more information please click here.


Social Research Association Training

Social Research Association Training programmes support the professional development of social researchers. For further information regarding upcoming training courses please visit: