Dr Paul Welsh selected for the FLIER leadership programme

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We are delighted to announce that Dr Paul Welsh has been selected for the third round intake of The Academy of Medical Sciences Future Leaders in Innovation, Enterprise and Research programme (FLIER). The two-year programme brings together a cohort of emerging leaders drawn from across academia, industry, the NHS and government/policy organisations. FLIER participants are in the middle of their career, established within their own sector, with the seniority to effect organisational change and are already or are keen to undertake a cross-sector project.

The competitive selection process involved a written application, a video pitch of a novel collaborative research idea, a psychological profiling test, and a panel interview. Having been selected, the first meeting is a 2-day course in London at the end of June.

We are confident that Paul will make an outstanding contribution to the advancement of this role and we wish him every success in his career.

This unique programme is developing leaders of the future who can create collaborations across academia, industry, the NHS and government to drive innovation.

The Future Leaders in Innovation, Enterprise and Research (FLIER) programme has been designed for people working in the life sciences sector and managing projects or teams, who undertake interdisciplinary working. This serves to achieve our strategic priority of supporting researchers with innovative funding that builds team and individual capacity.

First published: 14 July 2022