Bone Research Society 1950-2015

Bringing basic and clinical researchers together

New Investigators

If you’re relatively new to bone-related research, whether in a laboratory or a clinical setting, this page is for you.

We'd love to hear from you!  Please contact us to let us know what would make this a useful resource for you. 

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Find a mentor

We are happy to announce the launch of our BRS Find a mentor scheme which aims to provide support and advice to our New Investigators from more senior BRS members. You can find out more about our mentorship scheme here:

Educational Resources

You can find useful slides and resources from previous New Investigator sessions here. There are also many images, slides and videos in our Resources section.

There will be special New Investigator sessions at our 2017 meeting in Bristol. More details will be available nearer the time


The BRS offers a number of awards, bursaries, and fellowships specifically for New Investigators e.g.

Travel bursaries 

Barbara Mawer Travelling Fellowship

Neil Mackenzie Public Engagement award

Details can be found on our Awards page. You can also find links to external funding sources on our Links page.

BRS Annual Meeting 2017

New Investigator Session Bristol 2017 - Tips for winning fellowships and building your independent research group

We would like to invite our New Investigators to our annual session at the beginning of the BRS conference in Bristol. This year we are delighted to host a session aimed at helping our NIs through the initial stages of their career and will be hearing from Prof. Cyrus Cooper (Southampton) and Dr. James Edwards (Oxford) as they give us some tips and advice. As always, there will also be time for networking and socialising with other NIs before the main conference starts.

For more details see the Bristol 2017 website

Mark Edwards
Meet the Committee

Mark Edwards
Queen Alexandra Hospital
New Investigator representative

Katherine Staines
Meet the Committee

Katherine Staines
Edinburgh Napier University
New Investigator representative