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Research and development

The Cambridge Biomedical Campus is a world-leading centre for research and this brings exciting and varied opportunities for nurses.

All nurses will come into contact with patients who are participating in or would like to be part of research studies and need to know how to support this. Nursing roles within research include research nursing, specialist nursing within research-active teams, as well as supporting  nurses wanting to develop as researchers themselves. The CUH Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHP) Research Strategy highlights how NMAHP research roles are  being developed.  The strategy is available here:

CUH careers in Research & Development

Research training and career development

There are over 200 research nurses working across the campus, employed in a variety of roles. If you are interested in a career as a nurse working in research the National Institute for Health Research website (opens in a new tab) has useful information about this field of nursing.

Information about training, support and local research networks including the Cambridge Nurses in Research group (opens in a new tab) are also available.

Professor Christi Deaton is the Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF) Professor of Nursing Research and we have close links with the FNF which offers a number of scholarship schemes and leadership programmes for nurses.

Internal research fellowships funded by Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (opens in a new tab) and NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre are available for NMAHP who are considering applying for PhD or Post-Doctoral research awards in addition to support to apply for NIHR and HEE funded research career schemes. Read more about people and projects at:

Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (opens in a new tab)

Clinical Nursing Research Group (opens in a new tab)

An annual NMAHP research conference is held and all staff are very welcome to attend.

For more information about Research and Development at CUH go to: Research & Development at CUH