Academic Career Development Programme 2020-2025

The HPRU-EZI Academic Career Development Programme is available to all members of the Unit but with a particular focus on our early career researchers who have been recruited to our 17 PhD studentships. Our key objective is to establish long-term sustainability of research capacity for future emergency preparedness, ensuring students have the core skills needed to respond to outbreaks of emerging infections in the UK. 

We aim to have regular cohort training using available resources at all partner institutions while also pursuing long-term collaboration within the NIHR Academy network. Upcoming training workshops include: 

- Session 7: 17th & 18th October in Birmingham (in collaboration with the HPRU-GI)

  • Statistics
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Working with Local Authorities


Recent workshops have been: 

- Session 1: 24th May 2021 (Virtual)

  • Introduction to the Human Tissue Act
  • Data Protection for clinical research - GDPR / Information Security
  • Theory of Change

- Session 2: 20th October 2021 in Liverpool

  • History of the UK Health Security Agency
  • Good Clinical Practice certification
  • Developing winning grant proposals

- Session 3: 27th & 28th April 2022 in Liverpool (in collaboration with the HPRU-GI)

  • Research Ethics
  • Media Engagement 
  • Developing Systematic Reviews

- Session 4: 8th June 2022 in Oxford 

  • Patient & Public Involvement & Engagement
  • Statistics using 'R'
  • Introduction to the themes of Entomology 

- Session 5: 24th & 25th Jan 2023 in Liverpool (in collaboration with the HPRU-GI)

  • Engaging with lay audiences
  • Knowledge Mobilisation
  • PPIE
  • Statistics

- Session 6: 28th & 29th Mar 2023 in Birmingham

  • Statistics
  • Using 'R'
  • Modelling