About the programme

Our aim is to increase awareness of the Team Research (Team Science) interdisciplinary model and its value to research and culture, by providing a suite of training and development activities.

The Team Research Programme, funded by Research England, is led by two members of the University’s research programme leadership: Charlie Stockton-Powdrell and Ruth Norris.

Team research can be defined as ‘a collaborative effort to address a challenge as a common goal, using the strengths and expertise of a diverse team, where contributions of all team members are encouraged, acknowledged, recognised and valued’.

Through an initial pilot with the Christabel Pankhurst Institute and the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (Manchester BRC) communities, our workstreams are designed to promote and support the Team Research model of interdisciplinary working, with activities spanning:

  • interactive workshops;
  • surveys;
  • online toolkit;
  • knowledge transfer activities, both nationally and internationally.

These activities are supported by Professor Colette Fagan (Vice-President for Research, The University of Manchester) and Professor Nigel Hooper (Associate Vice-President for Research, The University of Manchester), who state that “The University of Manchester is committed to the development of Team Research as part of its wider research culture development programme and we are delighted to support this activity”.

We are working closely with our extensive network of partners to attract participants and disseminate training and impact. These include Translation Manchester, Greater Manchester National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Infrastructure, Health Innovation Manchester and the International Science of Team Science Network.

Team members

Find out more about the people working on the programme.