Peter McCulloch Receives NIHR Senior Investigator Award

5 March 2021

Trinity Professorial Fellow Peter McCulloch has been awarded the title of NIHR Senior Investigator for his work to make surgical procedures better and safer.

National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigators are among the most prominent and prestigious researchers funded by the NIHR and the most outstanding leaders of patient and people-based research within the NIHR research community.

Researchers are awarded Senior Investigator status on the basis of their internationally excellent research, its quality and volume, its relevance to patients and the public, and its impact on improvements in healthcare and public health.

Professor McCulloch founded the Quality, Reliability, Safety and Teamwork Unit (QRSTU), which is dedicated to studies of quality and safety interventions in surgery, and has worked with the NHS Institute and the Health Foundation on work to make operating theatres safer.

He will receive a discretionary award of £20,000 per year of appointment to fund activities that support his research, and will become a member of the college of Senior Investigators, which is maintained at around 200 researchers. 

Commenting on his award, Professor McCulloch said: 'I’m delighted to receive this recognition for my work, which has focused on making surgery safer for the patient and more evidence-based. I’d like to thank the NIHR for their continuing support and all my team and collaborators for their great work.'