Welcome to RCBC Wales

Research opportunities for nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions

Welcome to the RCBC Wales website. As grant holder it is my privilege to lead this exciting initiative. RCBC Wales was established in 2006 as a collaboration between 6 universities in Wales. The purpose of the collaboration is to increase research capacity in nursing/midwifery and the allied health professions in Wales. It does this through a number of schemes. These include:
We have just completed recruitment for the latest round of PhD Fellowships.  As part of the latest recruitment round we have introduced a new studentship scheme – Early Career Fellowships. This scheme provides part-time PhD Fellowships for nursing and allied health professionals who have recently qualified. This scheme is particularly exciting because it enables the recently graduated professional to undertake a PhD whilst also gaining clinical experience.
All members of the RCBC scheme join the Community of Scholars. The Community of Scholars provides a mechanism for adding value to the studentships. It provides mentorship and master classes in research methods and research leadership. The Community of Scholars is an integral part of the scheme and highly valued by fellows.
RCBC is very proud of its fellows and their achievements.
Professor Donna Mead, OBE
Grant Holder, RCBC Wales

The scheme is currently in receipt of funding from the Welsh Assembly Government through the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR), the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) and Tenovus.

The scheme was previously funded by the Wales Office for Reseach and Development (now NISCHR) and The Health Foundation.