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The NIHR has announced the names of the 46 new and re-appointed Senior Investigators for 2019.

NIHR 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 within the NIHR research community.

Senior Investigators are appointed from NIHR Investigators through annual competitions informed by the advice of an international panel of experts. The Senior Investigator Directory, updated in April each year, provides details of these individuals.

Congratulations are extended to the following School members 



Prof Jonathan Mant, University of Cambridge 

New appointments:

Prof Krysia Dziedzic, Keele University

Prof Richard McManus, University of Oxford

Prof Alastair Hay, University of Bristol (Read more)



  • Provide research leadership to the NIHR research community, promoting clinical and applied research in health and social care
  • Help with planning and speaking at events
  • Host visiting fellows and mentor Trainees
  • Constitute a network of experts, able to provide advice to the Department of Health and Social Care's Chief Scientific Adviser.