Cutting edge skills for an emerging sector
Health data science is a rapidly emerging sector, offering rewarding careers at the forefront of medical and healthcare research. We are committed to ensuring that health data scientists have the education and training they need for a flourishing future and that the next generation are equipped for the exciting challenges ahead.
Nurturing talent and providing training are also essential to filling the national data skills gap and to building the workforce needed to fulfil HDR UK’s mission to improve health and care by realising the potential of large-scale data.
What we offer
Our Capacity Building Team works in partnership with a wide range of national and international organisations to provide:
- Expert-led bite-sized video-based CPD training courses via the Health Data Research Futures virtual learning platform
- Workshops, webinars and seminars
- Internships – including the Black Internship Programme
- MSc-equivalent apprenticeships
- Online courses in areas from longevity medicine to data analysis
- MSc courses
- A prestigious PhD programme
- Research fellowships.
We have a T-shaped strategy aimed at offering breadth and depth of learning. Our aims include attracting new people from diverse social, academic and professional backgrounds into health data research.
We are also striving to ensure that researchers, at all stages of their careers, have access to skills and knowledge that will keep them at the cutting edge of the field. In the years ahead the HDR UK Talent and Training Team will be rapidly expanding the number and range of training and learning opportunities it provides.
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Meet our team
- Sarah Cadman, Programme Director for Capacity Building
- Tim Frayling, Chief Talent and Training Officer
- Rosie Wakeham, Head of Training
- Dona Reddiar, Doctoral and Internship Programme Manager
- James Kavanagh, Training Support Officer
- Jack Greenslade, Educational Videographer.
Training needs and aims
Our training and learning initiatives are directly geared to supporting HDR UK’s the National Research Priorities which are: Better care, understanding the causes of diseases, improving public health, applied analytics, plus better, faster, more efficient clinical trials.
HDR UK is aiming to identify and to meet the country’s health data research needs. We would love to hear from you at Learn@hdruk.ac.uk if you have a training need we can help with, a training offer for health data science researchers or want to know more about our work in talent and training.