Bone Research Society

Bringing basic and clinical researchers together since 1950

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. 

Video - An Introduction to Bone Tumours

By Esther Cummings

Neil Mackenzie Award Winner 2017

New to the field of bone and joint? Wanting to catch up on the latest in bone and joint diseases?

Organised jointly by the Bone Research Society and the British Orthopaedic Research Society, this 2 day course is for all basic and clinical postgraduate students, postdocs and research fellows who may be starting out in this field, or who want to catch up in preparation for their postgraduate viva.


Spaces are limited so early registration is recommended to avoid dispoointment:


New Investigator Session Winchester 2018 

Stay tuned for updates!

Elizabeth Curtis
Meet the Committee

Elizabeth Curtis
University of Southampton
New Investigator representative

Katherine Staines
Meet the Committee

Katherine Staines
Edinburgh Napier University
New Investigator representative

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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.