13 & 14 December 2023 In-person, BMA House, London Driving real-world impact from health research

Introducing our ‘Meet the Editor and Meet the Funder’ session. Taking place on 14 December at 14:00 – a unique chance to engage in personalised 1-1 discussions with top-tier experts in the field. We have curated an impressive line-up of Funders and Editors-in-Chief, each excelling in their respective domains. This is your opportunity to ask those burning questions that you have always wanted to ask.

Time Meet Parallel Session 1 Parallel Session 2
All meetings take place between

14:00 - 15:00

Each meeting is allocated 5 minutes only

Candace Imison, Deputy Director of Dissemination and Knowledge Mobilisation, NIHR Coordinating Centre

Ask me about:

  • How NIHR is supporting researchers in maximising the impact of their research
  • Examples of good practice in promoting the impact of research
  • What researchers should think about when disseminating research findings

Catriona Crombie, Head of Rare Disease Research, LifeArc

Ask me about:

  • Which Health themes and diseases we are focused on?
  • What we look for in funding applications?
  • How do you support technology transfer or spin outs?
  • How can we collaborate with you?

Elena Ahmed, Research Officer, Diabetes UK

Ask me about:

  • What funding opportunities Diabetes UK offers
  • The best type of funding available for different research
  • What we look for in funding applications
  • What the strategic goals of Diabetes UK’s funding are

Dr Jocelyn LeBlanc, Research Impact Lead, Diabetes UK

Ask me about:

  • What funding opportunities Diabetes UK offers
  • The best type of funding available for different research
  • What we look for in funding applications
  • What the strategic goals of Diabetes UK’s funding are

Justine Karpusheff, Assistant Director of Research, The Health Foundation

Ask me about:

  • What funding opportunities do we offer?
  • What types of research do you fund?
  • What do you look for in an application?
  • What are the organisation’s areas of interest for 2024?

Madina Kara, Director of Research and Innovation, Fight for Sight

Ask me about:

  • What we look for in funding applications and common issues that lead to unsuccessful applications
  • What skills applicants should develop and support services they can engage with to deliver the best submission
  • What funding opportunities Fight for Sight/Vision Foundation offers
  • How to build in patient and public involvement and plan for impact for your research

Kristina Parry, Innovation Launchpad Manager, Innovation Launchpad Network+

Ask me about: 

  • What is the Researcher in Residence scheme?
  • What are the Catapults?
  • Timeline for future funding calls
Time Meet Parallel Session 1 Parallel Session 2
All meetings take place between

14:00 - 15:00

Each meeting is allocated 5 minutes only

Ashley McKimm, Editor-in-Chief, BMJ Innovations

Ask me about:

  • What the Editorial strategy of the journal is
  • Which kind of manuscripts we are most interested in
  • Advice on suitability of a particular manuscript
  • How my research can have the most impact through publication

Ellen Weber, Editor-in-Chief, BMJ Emergency Medicine Journal (EMJ)

Elliott Richard Haut, Editor in Chief, Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open (TSACO), Johns Hopkins Medicine

Ask me about:

  • Which kind of manuscripts we are most interested in
  • Advise on suitability of a particular manuscript
  • How my research can have the most impact through publication
  • The role of social media in research and medical publishing

Eric Thomas, Editor-in-Chief, BMJ Quality & Safety

Ganesan Karthikeyan, Editor-in-Chief, BMJ Open Heart

Ask me about:

  • Which kind of manuscripts we are most interested in
  • Reasons why manuscripts are rejected
  • How my research can have the most impact through publication

Jocalyn Clark, International Editor, The BMJ

Ask me about:

  • The BMJ’s international strategy to globalise content, contributors and coverage
  • How to develop equitable research partnerships in global health
  • Pitching and writing editorials, commentaries and other types of non-research papers
  • Partnering with the BMJ on a collection or series of articles

Nonhlanhla Mkumbuzi, Deputy Editor, British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM)

Ask me about:

  • Which kind of manuscripts we are most interested in
  • Advice on suitability or a particular manuscript
  • Reasons why manuscripts are rejected

Shanti Raman, Editor-in-Chief, BMJ Paediatrics Open

Ask me about:

  • Which kind of manuscripts we are most interested in
  • Advice on suitability of a particular manuscript
  • Reasons why manuscripts are rejected
  • How we nurture young researchers, privilege young voices and encourage outputs from the majority world