Nottingham's world-class health research on display in city-wide showcase

09 May 2016 14:24:32.983

Nottingham’s most exciting health research will be on display for the public in a series of events and exhibitions later this month. 

The inaugural Nottingham Research & Innovation Showcase 2016 will bring together health and academic organisations from across the city, including Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH), The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University for a week-long series of events, taking place from 13-21 May.

Members of the public will be able to visit numerous free events on a variety of health research related topics, including dementia, cancer and asthma.
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The Showcase will offer:

  • open days highlighting Nottingham's important research into areas such as cancer, asthma, hearing and independent healthy living
  • hands-on interactive experiences relating to health research
  • presentations and discussions on health research topics
  • information stands promoting ways to get involved in research
  • the opportunity to have your say on the future of research in Nottingham

Further information about the Showcase, including a full schedule of events is available at

Dr Steve Ryder, Director of Research & Innovation at NUH, said:

“More than 300 doctors and nurses work across our hospitals to ensure that research is embedded in our routine clinical practice and that research findings lead to continued improvements in the quality of care and the treatments available to our patients.

“Our clinicians work closely with many regional organisations to make advances in health research that will directly benefit our patients. The Nottingham Research & Innovation Showcase will allow the public to see for themselves some of the latest developments in health research.”

“This is a very exciting time for translational research in Nottingham as we have been shortlisted for a £31m prestigious Biomedical Research Centre Award. The Nottingham Centre will work with charities and the pharmaceutical industry to drive innovation in patient care in challenging areas such as asthma, liver disease, hearing loss, arthritis, mental health and dementia. We hope that this Showcase will provide us with the perfect opportunity to talk to the patients and public about our future research plans and seek their input.”

Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange at The University of Nottingham, said:

“This is a golden opportunity for people in Nottingham to find out more about the world-class research that is taking place on their doorstep in the city in which they live.

“Our academics at The University of Nottingham are committed to tackling some of the biggest real-world challenges affecting people and societies on a global scale. Their passion and innovation continue to deliver research solutions with the power to change lives.”

Professor Yvonne Barnett, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research at Nottingham Trent University, said:

“We are delighted to be participating in this showcase of Nottingham’s world class health research. Over the last decade NTU has made significant investments in leading researchers, facilities, partnerships and research programmes in the areas of health and wellbeing, medical devices and advanced materials and low carbon sustainable future cities.

“The application of the outcomes from these research programmes are being targeted and developed to support health promotion, improve human health span and health outcomes for patients. The sustained excellence, innovation and impact of NTU research in the health and wellbeing field contributed to the recent award of a Queen’s Anniversary Prize. The showcase will provide the opportunity to hear more from our leading researchers and will provide a demonstration of the impact of our research relevant to health.”

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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with a “distinct” approach to internationalisation, which rests on those full-scale campuses in China and Malaysia, as well as a large presence in its home city.’ (Times Good University Guide 2016). It is also one of the most popular universities in the UK among graduate employers and the winner of ‘Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015. It is ranked in the world’s top 75 by the QS World University Rankings 2015/16, and 8th in the UK by research power according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014. It has been voted the world’s greenest campus for four years running, according to Greenmetrics Ranking of World Universities.

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More information from: Jack Adlam, Senior Communications Manager at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, 0115 924 9924 ext 63763 or email

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