Research activities

We promote high quality research, support the development of paediatric researchers and contribute directly to the evidence base. Let's share our expertise, collaborate with others and promote the evidence to drive forward improvements in child health.
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All trainee paediatricians must attain research competencies. But, those who undertake academic training have unique opportunities to develop skills and undertake original research - while gaining full accreditation as a paediatrician.
We want more opportunities for trainees to carry out child health research. This network facilitates collaborative working across the UK through peer support and guidance.
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We support and promote paediatric child health research in the UK and internationally. Search our database of current and upcoming opportunities for projects and posts.
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Join the RCPCH-NIHR Academic Trainees Day

Keen to explore a career in paediatric research? Join our free, full-day event! It's virtual so you can join from anywhere in the UK - and you can select from a great range of workshops.

This event has been postponed - we'll announce a new day shortly.

News on research activities


Dr Joseph L Ward wins the Donald Paterson Award 2023

The Donald Paterson Award is granted to the best article on any subject related to paediatrics published or accepted for publication within the previous year. This year the prize has been awarded to Dr Joseph Ward. Dr Ward was nominated the winner for his research paper “Risk factors for PICU adm...

Dr Felicity Fitzgerald wins the Simon Newell Award 2023

The Simon Newell Award Recognises an outstanding young medically qualified researcher in British paediatrics. Each year, with support from GOSH Charity and Sparks, we offer this prestigious award of £2,000 to one early independent researcher in paediatrics.
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Our vision is a healthier future for children and young people in the UK and across the world. To achieve this, we deliver research projects, support research fellowships and have a rare disease development fund. Can you support us?