Department of Health Chief Scientific Adviser Chris Whitty visits Maudsley BRC

Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health and head of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), visited the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London on Friday 24 March.

The visit to King’s Denmark Hill campus included a meeting with Matthew Patrick, Chief Executive of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and Fiona Gaughran, the Trust’s Director of Research.
Professor Whitty also heard from research staff from across the NIHR infrastructure based at Denmark Hill, including staff from the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) South London.

The visit highlighted how NIHR investment has enabled research at the Maudsley BRC and across the Maudsley and King’s partnership to develop new infrastructure in areas such as translational informatics, therapeutics, and precision medicine.

There was also discussion of the new programme of research which will be commencing in April 2017 with the Maudsley BRC’s latest £66m award from NIHR, as well as a tour of the NIHR-Wellcome Trust King’s Clinical Research Facility, also embarking on a new period of funding in 2017.

The tour was led by Professor Matthew Hotopf, Director of the Maudsley BRC, who commented: “It’s great to welcome Professor Whitty to our Denmark Hill campus, and to have an opportunity to discuss our plans as we embark upon an exciting new period of funding from NIHR.”


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By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 27 Mar 2017, 11:12 AM


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