Congratulations to two Faculty staff for being awarded Mid-Career Research Fellowships. These Fellowships offer mid-career researchers financial support to visit an institution or industry partner for 4 to 6 weeks. The aim is to develop or acquire new knowledge and skills, and facilitate collaborations with the best in the researcher’s field globally to contribute to their research capacity and longer-term career development.
Dr Lisa Wood
School of Population and Global Health
Dr Wood leads a research program on homelessness and health. With this Fellowship she will visit the UK agency Pathway which is the UK’s leading homeless healthcare charity, helping the NHS to create hospital teams to support homeless patients. Her visit will enable an exchange of ideas and research approaches, extend her skills in study design, strengthen collaborations and allow her to present her research at the International Homelessness Symposium in London.
Dr Gemma Cadby
School of Biomedical Sciences
Dr Cadby’s research program is focussed on identifying the genetic and environmental causes of complex disease. This Fellowship will facilitate collaboration with an expert in statistical genetics and pharmacogenetics at the University of Montreal. The project aims to identify genetic risk variants for cardiovascular disease that can be translated into improved diagnostic tools and risk models to identify individuals at greatest risk. In addition to developing Gemma’s research skills, the Fellowship will enable her to present at the American Society for Human Genetics conference in Houston, Texas.