Translation Manchester Seminar Series – April 2022

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The Translation Manchester Research Network (TMRN) brings together groups and organisations which support health-related translational research projects at all stages- whether they be in the early discovery stages or advancing towards adoption and spread. The TMRN is a one-stop shop for all of your translational research support needs.

Since February 2021, we have been running monthly online seminars open to all researchers across the University. This is a unique opportunity for you to connect with Translation Manchester Research Network (TMRN) partners and hear how they can help support and progress translational research projects. The growing network includes organisations from across the University, Greater Manchester NHS Trusts and industry. With network members supporting projects at each phase of the translational research pathway, this is your opportunity to meet them and develop future collaborations.

The last event of these monthly seminars was held virtually on the 26th April 2022 13:00 -14:00. Speakers were Emma Gowen and Peter Baimbridge from Autism@Manchester and Callum Wood from Policy@Manchester (FBMH).

Watch the video of the event and read further details on these partners below:


Bringing together academics, clinicians and members of the autistic community.

How do you support researchers in Manchester?

Autism@Manchester was founded in 2014 and seeks to create an environment that encourages communication and collaboration between researchers and the autism community. As autism affects so many different aspects of life, this approach is particularly important because researchers need to work both across disciplines and with the autistic community to produce effective research with real meaning and impact for autistic people.

Our key aims are to bring academics, clinicians and other practitioners together with members of the autistic community to:

• Share knowledge and understanding around autism research. • Collaborate on the selection, design and conduct of research.

To achieve these aims, we have developed several initiatives that support autism researchers by:

• Ensuring research addresses community priorities.

• Improving research design and feasibility.

• Strengthening grant impact cases.

• Forming collaborations with researchers and the autistic community.

• Increasing opportunities for supervision of Masters and PhD students.

• Increasing Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) skills.

• Improving science communication skills.

• Facilitating wide dissemination and publicity of research.

• Hosting seminars or events to showcase research.

• Increasing study sample sizes.

• Identifying translational opportunities.

• Increasing awareness of autism research outside your usual field.

• Access to resources.

At what stage in their research project should a researcher approach you for support?

We support researchers at all stages. However, benefit is maximal when researchers link in with Autism@Manchester from the start of their project (i.e. idea generation) and continue throughout the study and beyond.


An academic health science and innovation system at the forefront of transforming the health and wellbeing of Greater Manchester’s 2.8 million citizens.

How do you support researchers in Manchester?

Policy@Manchester can identify audiences in the local, regional, and national policy world who may be interested in, or able to make good use of, your evidence. We facilitate correspondence and introductions between researchers and policymakers, and proactively search for opportunities for our researchers to make contributions to government, parliament, and wider policy debates.

At what stage in their research project should a researcher approach you for support?

At any point, but the earlier, the better! We can advise on potential policy impacts from the planning phases onwards, and can arrange for promotions and events that tie-in to final outputs. We can also be included in ‘Pathways To Impact’ sections of grant applications for future projects as a tailored policy support service that comes at no extra cost to funders.