UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Professor David Werring receives prestigious NIHR Senior Investigator award

18 March 2024

Congratulations to Professor David Werring (Professor of Clinical Neurology, Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) who has received a prestigious NIHR Senior Investigator award.

David Werring

The NIHR has announced the appointment of 43 NIHR Senior Investigators in the 17th round of awards. 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. 

"I'm truly delighted and honoured to be recognised in this way by NIHR, and look forward to working with colleagues in the NIHR Academy from across the country in promoting high quality research to improve patient outcomes within the NHS.” Professor David Werring. 

Senior Investigator awards are 4 years in duration. Awardees receive £20,000 a year to fund activities that support their research. They are expected to:

  • contribute significantly to NIHR as a senior leader
  • lead the training and development of NIHR’s people
  • be NIHR ambassadors
  • demonstrate research excellence
  • contribute to national growth
  • champion the integration of Patient and Public Involvement in research