The NIHR has committed itself to a dynamic digital transformation strategy to bring around an enduring way of working, thinking and culture that exploits digital technology in order to create the best experience for all those involved in the work of the NIHR.

Dr Manu Shankar-Hari, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and NIHR Clinician Scientist has been selected to join the NIHR Digital Leadership Programme.

Only 18 leaders deemed to have the capability to lead digital transformation and to enable a culture of digital courage across the NIHR, were selected to this prestigious programme. Whilst not being technical experts, the digital leaders will effectively enable innovation and realise new ways of working across the clinical research landscape.The Programme forms part of the NIHR’s digital strategy, aimed at ongoing successful development and delivery of clinical research across England.

Speaking about his selection to the Programme, Dr Shankar-Hari said: “It is a great honour to have been selected. I very much look forward to working with other leaders across the NIHR to identify opportunities for digital transformation across the clinical research landscape.” He added:  “Working in strategic partnership across the NIHR this programme will equip us as research leaders to face the challenges and opportunities moving forward, and will enable us to take our organisations, partners and workforce with us, to deliver the best research for the benefit of patients locally, nationally and globally.”

By co-designing and delivering this programme through international collaboration, and in strategic partnership with Vlerick Business School, the NIHR are committed to investing in a future-focused and digitally-transformed organisation. Find out more about the NIHR Digital Strategy, including the NIHR digital transformation programme.