Postdoctoral Nursing and Midwifery Colloquium


Postdoctoral Nursing and Midwifery Colloquium

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Organised by

NIHR Nursing & Midwifery in collaboration with the NIHR Nursing & Midwifery Incubator



Aimed at:

  • Postdoctoral nurse/midwife clinical academics who are working in health or social care in England
  • Postdoctoral nurse/midwives currently working clinically/managerially within health and social care and who may not be currently leading research
  • NHS Managers who have a post-doctoral nurse or midwife in their team. Where possible we ask attendees to register with their NHS manager.



  • Maximum of one nurse, one midwife and one manager from each NHS Trust
  • The post-doctoral nurse or midwife should be clinically research active or interested to develop their research career.


Place: The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 85-89 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2BB

Attendance: Face to face, free of cost to attend but travel and accommodation costs excluded.

 Draft Programme


09:45 Registration and coffee/tea  
10:10 Welcome and introduction to the day
10:15 Opening address Professor Mark Radford, Chief Nurse HEE
10:40 Next steps in developing post-doctoral research relevant to practice What is post-doctoral clinical practice?

How to become a PI

Building and leading a research team

11:00 NIHR Nursing and Midwifery Incubator Who are we and what do we do?
11:15 Coffee and networking
11:45 Workshop Group discussion with facilitator

–     Getting started in the postdoctoral phase

–     Balancing research alongside a health or care role

–     Developing and sustaining innovative research/clinical roles

13:00 Lunch and networking
14:00-1530 Breakout sessions

Group options (40 mins sessions)

1400: Session A

1445: Session B


Choose from 2 of the following options:
1.       Applying for a personal research or leadership  award
2.       Applying for a research grant
3.       The  NIHR Senior Investigator and Research Professor programme
4.       Managers session: making the most of having a post-doc nurses or midwife in your team
15:30 Tea, coffee and informal discussion Opportunity for further Q&A and open discussion


Closing remarks

Date And Time

30/09/2022 @ 10:00 AM to
30/09/2022 @ 04:00 PM


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