RESEARCH & HEALTHCARE
The NIHR Brain Injury MIC is clinically-driven by the thirteen themes that span the brain injury patient pathway.
Themes & Theme Leads
- Prevention and Pre-Hospital – Professor Mark Wilson
- Neurocritical Care – Professor David Menon
- Multi-Modality Monitoring – Professor Peter Hutchinson
- Functional Neuroimaging and Neurophysiology – Professor Franklin Aigbirhio
- Neuro-oncology – Mr Stephen Price
- Regenerative Neuroscience – Dr Mark Kotter
- Paediatrics and Neuro-development – Professor David Rowitch & Professor Topun Austin
- Neurorehabilitation – Professor Valerie M Pomeroy
- Cognition and Mental Health – Professor Barbara J Sahakian
- Neuropsychological Rehabilitation – Dr Andrew Bateman
- Intracranial Pressure and Shunt Technology – Professor Marek Czosnyka & Dr Peter Smielewski
- Patient and Public Involvement – Professor Christi Deaton
- MedTech Regulation and Evaluation – Dr Peter Jarritt
- Clinical Informatics and Registries – Dr Alexis Joannides
- Internationalisation and Health Economics – Prof John Pickard
The Register for Healthcare Involvement and Technology Evaluation (RHITE) has been established by the NIHR Brain Injury MedTech Co-operative to support study recruitment by improving Patient and Public Involvement, Participation and Engagement (PPIPE) in Brain Injury research. Please find further information below:
To enable us to support you best when the time comes, your ongoing promotion of the register amongst local patient and carer groups as well as interested individuals is pivotal. The more recruits from your local area the better the potential sign up to your study. We are more than happy to send you hard copy leaflets, please contact Francesca Piffer (email@example.com).
When the time does come, we will need the following 4-weeks in advance of the involvement start date, as it will take at minimum one month for us to contact relevant consented persons and for them to respond. What we expect from you:
- Plain English summary of the study (one paragraph)
- What you are looking for, including simple eligibility criteria, type of involvement, and timescales
- Supporting documentation, including information sheets and study protocol (if relevant)
Please find a template paragraph for inclusion in research proposals, which has been developed by Mr James Piercy (TBI representative & Outreach Lead, BrainMIC).
To enhance Patient and Public Involvement, Participation and Engagement (PPIPE) in the proposed study, we will draw on the established Register for Healthcare Involvement and Technology Evaluation (RHITE). RHITE is a free-resource to support patient and carer recruitment in brain injury research studies. The tool has been developed and is managed by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Brain Injury MedTech Co-operative.
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply for funding
SEEDCORN FUNDING COMPETITION:
The Brain Injury Medtech Co-operative engages annually in seedcorn funding competitions and mentoring of young innovators – open to the whole of the UK – through small grants subject to rigorous independent review by our network of experts.
Priority in seedcorn funding is given to projects in line with unmet needs and desired outcomes identified by Patient and Carer representatives, within an approach that ensures that novel ideas and technologies are identified at an early stage and economic value identified and captured.
For more information, visit our seedcorn funding competition page.
Visit our funding opportunities page to find out more about current funding opportunities from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), The Newton Fund, and many more