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Research retreat welcome and introduction

Research RetreatWelcome and Introduction

Irene Leigh

Head of College


How does the university describe itself

How does the University describe itself?

  • Translational

  • Professional

  • Creative

  • Contemporary


University strategic goals

University Strategic goals

  • 1. Attract high achieving students and those with high potential

  • 2. Provide the best student experience

  • 3. Increase postgraduate activities

  • 4. Promote research excellence and profitable partnerships

  • 5. Contribute to knowledge transfer and the development of Dundee and Scotland

  • 6. Improve the responsiveness of support services

  • 7. Ensure the Universities long term financial sustainability


College research strategy 2002 7 brian burchell eric wright

College Research strategy 2002-7 Brian Burchell, Eric Wright

  • Identified strength in Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Community Health and Informatics, Neuroscience

  • Active areas for development Human Genetics, Medical Education Research,?Human Development,? Ageing

  • Central Research Services Unit

  • Appoint high calibre research active staff especially externally funded

  • Investment in facilities

  • New Medical Research Building


Looking back achievements of the year

Looking back: Achievements of the year

  • New faces

  • New places

  • Fulfilling strategic goals:successes

  • Work in progress


New professors 2008

New Professors 2008

  • Professor of Anaesthesia: Tim Hales

  • Professor of Neuro-imaging: Douglas Steele

  • Professor of Pharmaco-genomics: Colin Palmer

  • Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics: Peter Donnan

  • 5 Clinical lecturers, 9 lecturers (education), 1 senior lecturer


New places

New places

  • CRC Opening July 2008

  • TMRC building occupied December 2008

  • Centre Molecular Science (top floor CRC)-funding obtained*

  • Medical Education building (phase 1)


Strategic goals successes dundee wellcome trust clinical phd programme

Strategic goals: successesDundee Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD programme

Competitive; few in UK

Dundee awarded 15 clinical PhD positions over 3 years, targeting expertise in basic science research

Core to future training programmes commenced October 2008

Sara Marshall, Jerry Lambert


Success in research governance jill belch annie langston

Success in Research GovernanceJill Belch, Annie Langston

The Dundee Clinical Trials Collaborative Group

University of Dundee

NHS Tayside

Primary care Clinical Trials Network

Tayside

Clinical Trials Unit

RIS

*Statistics/

clinical trial design

Clinical Research Centre

HIC

Clinical Researchers

Ethics

*CVD

Diabetes

Cancer

Neuroscience

Inflammation etc etc

TMRI

Trust R&D


Success in research support research and development services

Success in Research Support: Research and Development Services

  • Joint/Co-located office between NHS and University

  • Brings RIS staff to Ninewells

  • Same space as NHS R/D

  • Sign off of grants at Ninewells (Graeme Findlay)

  • Located in ground floor Nursing School (moving to top floor when site moves for nursing complete)


Research retreat welcome and introduction

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Work in Progress: Dundee CR-UK Centre

Discovery

  • Translational Oncology

  • Clinical strengths

    • Surgical Oncology

    • Specialise in colon, breast and skin cancer

  • Nursing research

  • Cancer prevention and population research

  • Training for non clinical and clinical PhDs

  • Public engagement

  • Local fundraising (LEAD)

  • Communication

Patient Care


Successes rae 2008

Successes RAE 2008

  • Total returned 154 WTE/ 261 academic and 229 research staff

  • UoA 5 Laboratory based clinical subjects (83.7)

    5% 4*, 60*% 3* ranked 4th UK, 1st Scotland (2.6)

  • U0A 8 Primary care and other community based clinical subjects (12.5)

  • 5% 4*, 40% 3* ranked 12th UK, 2nd Scotland (2.3)

  • UoA 10 Dentistry (29.92)

  • 10% 4*, 40% 3* ranked 13th UK, 2nd Scotland (2.5)

  • UoA 11 Nursing and Midwifery(16)

  • 10% 4*, 40% 3* ranked 12th UK, 2nd Scotland (2.4)

  • College of Life Science

  • UoA 14 Biological Sciences (65)

  • 25% 4*, 40% 3* ranked 6th UK, 1st Scotland (2.8)


Looking forward

Looking forward

  • Raising the game

  • Developing new facilities

  • Setting the strategy and defining priorities


Recruitment college role

Recruitment: College role

  • For research and education

  • Vacant chairs 2009-10

    • Child Health

    • Imaging/Radiology/SINAPSE

    • Pat McPherson Chair of Cancer Biology

    • Chair of Medical Education

    • Chair of Translational Medicine

  • Targeted recruitment

    • requires sustainability (4-5 years personal funding)

    • Scottish Senior Clinical Fellowship programme (March 2009)

    • Academic training posts: CRF/Lecturer

    • RC/AMRC Career development programmes


Mechanism of recruitment

Mechanism of recruitment

  • Chair replacement agreed

  • Search Committee established with chair reporting to Coll Rec Comm

  • Targeted recruits CV to CoReCo

  • Assessed for support

  • Applications the supported by University


Develop college research strategy 2009 14

Develop College Research Strategy2009-14

  • Research Strategy workshops held

  • School strategies being coordinated by School Leads

  • College Research strategy group to agree priorities (theme based)

  • RAE articulated strategic areas of research as key themes

    • Cancer

    • Neuroscience

    • Translational Medicine

    • Inflammation and immune response

    • Population science

    • Genetics/genomics


Still have university strategic targets

Still have University Strategic targets

  • Strategic targets (2009-10)

    • Increase Research Income (17 million)

    • Increase Research Overheads (1.8 million)

    • Increase knowledge transfer

    • Increase Postgraduate student numbers (180 Rpgs)

    • Introduce Performance management

    • Generate surplus income (3%)


College research strategy targets 2009 10

College Research Strategy Targets 2009-10

  • New recruits to strengthen

    • Translational Medicine

    • Imaging: esp Clinical Imaging Centre

    • Cancer Research Centre

    • Epithelial biology and Genetics inc biostatistics

    • Population science

  • Develop Academic Health Science Centre in Tayside

  • Build

    • Centre Molecular Medicine (Wellcome Trust),

    • Centre for pharmacogenomics and population genetics (Ninewells Cancer Campaign)

    • Neuroscience labs

    • Medical education developments

    • Postgraduate student centre

  • Fundraising

    • To develop new Laboratory research building (£20 million )


Build links across university

Build links across University

  • University wide Centres

    • Centre for environmental change and human resilience

  • Research Collaborations with CLS

    • Cancer Centre/Translational Oncology Institute

    • Division of Molecular Medicine

    • MRC Developmental funding Pathway

    • Anatomy and Surgical Skills

  • Research Collaborations with CASE

    • ImSaT

    • Mathematical Biology

    • ?Computer Vision

    • Art in Medicine

  • Research Collaborations with CASS

    • Behavioural Neuroscience/psychology

    • Social Science


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