The Birmingham Fellowship programme was launched in 2011. The program encourages high-potential researchers for young careers to establish themselves as academics and pursue their research interests. This program was the first of its kind and has since been imitated at several other Russell Group universities in the UK.  Since 2014, the programme has been divided into Birmingham Research Fellowships and Birmingham Teaching Fellowships. Birmingham Fellows are appointed to permanent university positions (with two or three years of testing), with five years of protected time to further their research.  Birmingham Fellows are generally recruited at the teacher or senior lecturer level. In the first phase of the fellowship, the focus will be on the research aspect, publishing high-quality academic results, developing a pathway for their work and providing external funding. However, the development of pedagogical skills is encouraged.  Teaching and supervisory tasks as well as administrative tasks increase continuously until the fifth year of the scholarship to a normal teaching office in the respective discipline of the Fellows. Birmingham Fellows are not expected to end during their academic administration term, but to transform their current positions (“three-legged contract”). When included in the Birmingham Research Council, fellows will receive a package of start-ups to develop or pursue their research projects, an academic mentor and research and teaching support. All fellows must be part of the Birmingham Cohort Fellows, which provides them with a university network and an additional source of support and mentoring  My research continued during my Service Level Agreement (SLA) between Birmingham Children`s Hospital (BCH) and Aston University Pharmacy (currently 0.95 wte with Aston; 0.05 wte with BCH).
For now, my research interests are: improving medicines for children; Electronic prescribing in paediatrics; advanced pharmacy services (see details below). As Chair of the Electronic Prescribing Research Group at Birmingham Children`s Hospital, I present strategic direction to this multi-professional clinical group. As part of this program, I played an important role in funding the National Institute for Health Research (CLARHC) for a three-year project (called SPACER – $60,000). I also provide national strategic research advice through my work: the Clinical Research Network for Children; The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) – a group on the development of guidelines for drug optimization; And the Pharmacy Development Group of Health Education England (HEE) The Discipline of Cultural Sciences was founded at the University and between 1964 and 2002, the campus was home to the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Culture, a research centre whose members worked to be known as the Birmingham School of Cultural Studies. Although Richard Hoggart, one of the key figures in the field, was founded and directed by theorist Stuart Hall, the department was controversially closed.  The statue on horseback in front of the entrance to the University and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts is a 1937 statue of George I, saved from Dublin in 1937. This was saved by Bodkin, director of the National Gallery of Ireland and first director of the Barber Institute. The statue was commissioned by the Dublin Corporation by Flemish sculptor John van Nost.  The University of Birmingham`s career counsel has been called the Careers Network since 2012. Among the most important people are: Eluned Jones, Director of Student Employability; Sophie Miller, Deputy Director – Guidance – Information; Sue Welland, Deputy Director – External Engagement. In December 2011, it was learned that the university had obtained a 12-month injunction against a group of about 25 students who, from November 23 to 26, 2011, occupied a residential home on campus and prevented them from taking other “professional events” on the university campus without prior authorization.