Researchers at the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) – a partnership between Leicester’s Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University – have developed a programme that, when paired with a height-adjustable desk, can reduce the time people spend sitting by over an hour. To date, it is the largest study worldwide looking into programmes to overcoming sedentary behaviour in the workplace.Read More
The NIHR Leicester BRC is devoted to developing leadership that is focused on ensuring constant commitment to all the elements that contribute to a nurturing culture that is mindful of organisational, team and individual goals.
BRC fellows, managers, and post-doctoral researchers received Leadership Training from external consultant Roger Lane focused on introduction to leadership, a profiling insight into their leadership style and coaching sessions. Attendees completed pre-workshop materials and attended two half-day sessions.
We spoke to some of our Rising Stars who attended the workshops about their careers and experiences at NIHR Leicester BRC. You can watch a compilation video of our Rising Stars, or learn more about each of them by watching the videos below.
A targeted health programme, including health education sessions, Fitbits, and lorry cabin workouts, can improve the activity levels of long-distance heavy goods drivers in the short-term, according to new research from the National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) and Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) – a partnership between Leicester’s Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University – in collaboration with the University of York.Read More
A study led by researchers at the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre has shown that a less invasive heart procedure for a common condition is just as effective as conventional open-heart surgery. The findings are published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) today (Tuesday 17 May). Read More
A large-scale study of almost a million UK adults led by Leicester researchers has revealed that under 45s and women were more likely to gain weight and jump a body mass index (BMI) category during COVID-19 lockdown.Read More
COVID-19 vaccination rates are much higher in White and Indian people and lower amongst Black individuals, new research published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health has identified. Read More