Paediatric Research In Manchester, England (PRIME) was set up to connect paediatric trainees across the North West of England and support them in participating and initiating research for child health.
Our aim is to demystify the pathways into research and make research accessible to everyone regardless of prior experience or specialty area of interest.
Research improves care for children and is fundamental to medical progress. We want to help trainees and consultants in the region to undertake good research projects. From single case reports or retrospective observational reviews to phase I/II interventional clinical trials - we have a team ready to support you!
Our network will connect you with experienced researchers and other enthusiastic healthcare professionals to help you answer novel questions and improve the way we work.
We will offer educational opportunities, project links, support and signpost those of you interested in pursuing an academic career. This is a space for everyone - get involved!
Who We Are
PRIME was established by co-chairs Dr Chris Worth and Dr Aimee Donald, paediatric trainees working at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital as research fellows at differing stages of their clinical academic careers. Neither had much research experience before embarking on higher degrees and as early trainee doctors never imagined they would aspire to long-term clinical academic positions.
In recognition of the unmet needs and under representation of paediatricians in clinical research and the barriers faced by trainee doctors in developing research skills and undertaking meaningful research projects, PRIME was formed. Click on the faces below to find out about the whole team!