ARC KSS brings you inspirational stories from early stage researchers across the region. We will be talking to clinicians, academics or practitioners working in health and social care, to find out how they got involved in research, what worked for them and tops tips for developing a research career.

Tony’s story – read about Tony's journey to achieve his first NIHR funding as a co-applicant looking at how we can better support a sense of homeliness in supported living environments for people with learning disabilities.  

Monica’s story – read how, with a supportive mentor, senior team and organisation, Monica has successfully applied for a Pre-doctoral Clinical Fellowship from NIHR to work on outcomes in palliative care.

Lucy's story –  read how Lucy first got interested in research, her journey to studying for the NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship (PCAF) and her goal to apply for the NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship (CDRF).

Anna's story–  read Anna's story of being awarded an ARC KSS Individual Development Award and how this has already contributed to her success in gaining further funding from Health Education England (HEE).

Luke's story- read Luke's blog  Hospital-to-Home (H2H) Study: using smartwatch technology to support older people following a hip fracture,

Claire's story - listen to Claire's video on her Research Journey.....so far.  Claire is a Supported Loving Lead at Choice Support.

Damla's story - read Damla's case study about her research journey as part of this year’s National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) #YourPathinResearch campaign. 

 Gillian's story - read Gillian's case study about her research journey as part of this year’s National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) #YourPathinResearch campaign. 

Alys's story - read Aly's case study about her research journey as part of this year’s National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) #YourPathinResearch campaign. 

Stella's story - read Stella's case study about the research she’s been undertaking to improve primary school teacher’s knowledge and understanding of handwriting readiness in their training as part of this year's National Institute for Health and Social Care (NIHR) Shape the Future campaign.

Chris' story - read Chris's case study about building skills to apply for other research programmes or national fellowships.

Sam's story - read Sam's case study about about the Individual Development Award (IDA) Future Leader Award that she received from the Applied Research Collaboration Kent, Surrey and Sussex (ARC KSS).

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