The HDR UK NPIF Fellowship Programme has proved highly successful in generating health data research with a significant impact and in nurturing a new generation of leaders in the field. Our 46 UKRI Innovation Fellows and UK HDR Rutherford Fellows, all received expert-led high-level career development through the Fellows Incubator run in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Academy.

They also pursued their own research agendas, built up new networks and established fresh collaborations with other groups or individual researchers. With the three-year fellowships complete there is clear evidence of their contribution to advancing knowledge through high quality research, in guiding policy, engaging a wide audience, and increasing recognition.

Getting results. Our Programme Fellows have:

  • Leveraged £3.60 in further funding for every £1.00 invested – from different sectors and internationally.
  • Had their publications cited over 9,000 times.
  • Been recognised for their achievements 39 times – as keynote speakers, through honorary positions, research prizes, and honours such as L’Oreal UNESCO Women in Science fellowship.
  • Reported over 100 collaborations spanning 20 countries and including representatives from academia, hospitals, industry, and more.
  • Influenced policy 31 times, both nationally and internationally, including through membership of key advisory committees such as SAGE and SPI-M.
  • Reported 143 engagements including presentations, working groups, press releases etc., of which 44% were international.

Meet our fellows