Would you like to influence the direction of paediatric neurodisability research?

The BACD Strategic Research Group is seeking to recruit to the following vacancies: 

  • Clinical academic paediatrician
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Psychologist (we would particularly welcome applicants with current experience in both research and practice, for example, but not exclusively, clinical psychologists and paediatric neuropsychologists)

Previous members of the SRG are eligible to apply.

Applicants should be:

  1. a member of BACD (or become one if appointed to the SRG)
  2. leading research, or be very active active in current research projects in paediatric neurodevelopment / neurodisability
  3. familiar with the UK research environment
  4. have time to take forward tasks related to delivering the aims of the SRG (see below)

The group is chaired by Professor Jeremy Parr, Newcastle University, and its membership is multidisciplinary. If you would like to know more, please email Jeremy.

To Apply

If you would like to apply, please email to Kelly Robinson your CV and a one page covering letter explaining:
1. Why you would like to be part of the SRG; and
2. What you would bring the Group

Deadline to apply: 5pm, Friday 4 September 2020

In considering applications we try to ensure wide geographical and professional discipline representation. All applications will be considered by the Strategic Research Group and informed if they have been successful in late September/early October. The date of the next SRG meeting is 11 November, and applicants are encourage to save the date in their diary so that they can attend should their application to join the SRG be successful.

In 2008, the Strategic Research Group (SRG) was formed with the aims:

  • To identify and encourage high quality clinical research in childhood disability in Britain; in particular collaborative multi-disciplinary projects
  • To encourage and assist people in the field , including families, young people and clinicians, to identify research priorities
  • To facilitate and support the development of major research applications to Wellcome, Medical Research Council, National Institute for Health Research and national charitable funding bodies
  • To encourage and help clinicians, who are interested, to participate in research, and potentially pursue an academic career path

SRG Committee

Prof Jeremy Parr, Paediatrician and Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Neurodisability, Newcastle
Dr Kate Oulton, Senior Research Fellow / Clinical Academic Programme Lead, Great Ormond St Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Joanne Smith, Associate Professor in Child Nursing, University of Leeds
Occupational Therapy
Dr Rob Brooks, Senior Lecturer, Leeds Beckett University
Dr Jennifer McAnuff, Research Fellow, Newcastle University
Dr Chinwe Osuchukwu, Consultant Community Paediatrician, Central & North West London NHS Trust
Dr Melissa Gladstone, Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Neurodisability, University of Liverpool
Dr Sarah Crombie, Professional Lead Physiotherapist, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Lesley Katchburian, NIHR/HEE Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow / Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Neurodisability, Great Ormond St Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Prof Juliet Goldbart, Professor of Developmental Disabilities, Manchester Metropolitan University
Dr Sinead Rhodes, Deputy Director of the SMC Reserch Centre, Edinburgh University
Speech & Language Therapy
Dr Lindsay Pennington, Reader in Communication Disorders, Newcastle University
Dr Penny Williams, Consultant Speech & Language Therapist, Evelina Children's Hospital, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Amanda Allard, Assistant Director, Council for Disabled Children

Past Committee Members

Allan Colver - Newcastle
Doug Simkiss - Birmingham
Andrew Lloyd Evans - London
Val Harpin - Sheffield
Stuart Logan - Exeter
Ian Male - Brighton
Speech & Language Therapy
Diane Sellers - Sussex
Nicola Jolleff - London
Vicky Slonims - London
Emma Honey - Newcastle
Helen McConachie - Newcastle
Nicola Yuille - Sussex
Chris Oliver - Birmingham
Chris Morris - Exeter
Morag Andrew - Oxford
Caroline Bodey - Bristol
Occupational Therapy
Anne Gordon - London
Niina Kolemainen - Newcastle
Dawn Pickering - Cardiff
Terry Pountney - Sussex
Nick Preston - Leeds

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