Congratulations to Professor Kevin Munro who has been appointed a NIHR Senior Investigator at the University of Manchester

Posted by 2162 on March 6, 2019

Congratulations to Professor Kevin Munro who has been appointed a NIHR Senior Investigator at the University of Manchester

March 06, 2019 at 2:42 PM

Many congratulations to Professor Kevin Munro who has been appointed a  NIHR Senior Investigator

Senior Investigators are among the most prominent and prestigious researchers funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and are appointed via annual competitions informed by the advice of an international panel of experts. In total, over 300 Senior Investigators have been appointed, with the number of active Senior Investigator awards maintained at around 200.

Senior Investigators are each awarded a discretionary fund of £15k per year. In addition, they provide visible leadership within the NIHR and also act as a key source of advice to the Department of Health’s Chief Scientific Adviser.

Professor Munro said:

“My focus will be entirely on building research capacity within the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre.  Our research programme builds on new discoveries in prevention of hearing loss, diagnosis and intervention.  By way of example, we are developing new hearing assessment methods for infants; a pharmacogenetic (drug/gene) point-of-care test to prevent  deafness by drug related damage to the inner ear; and using digital technology for internet screening and remote health interventions.

“These developments are driving hearing health improvements and lasting change for all, through life-changing research that bridges the gap between new discoveries and individualised care.”

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