University of Southampton
NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme

University of Southampton , University Road , Southampton , Hampshire , SO17 1BJ , United Kingdom


Panel, Board and Peer Reviewer recruitment opportunities Support independent research by joining the NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme. We are currently looking for experts from a wide range of disciplines to join us as board/panel members or as peer reviewers.

Board Members

Funding Boards consider research proposals received in response to an advertised brief, or researcher-led proposals. As a member of an HTA Funding Board, you will assess research proposals for scientific merit, feasibility, and value for money before making funding recommendations. If you are interested in applying to become a board member, please visit

Panel Members

The HTA programme receives and identifies important research questions that the NHS needs answered and then commissions the research to meet this need. The expert advice of an HTA panel is a vital part of the process and your role will be to discuss and help decide which of the many research suggestions received through its programme of commissioned research, or researcher-led workstream, should be given priority. If you are interested in applying to become a panel member, please visit

Peer Reviewers (referees)

Peer reviewers are essential to the programme as they are needed to assure the scientific quality of our research. We rely on the input of referees to help review:

  • Vignettes (also known as research briefs) prior to advertising for research
  • The research proposals we receive against an advertisement for research
  • Final reports of research findings.
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About Us

Why study here? Top reasons

Southampton University has one of the foremost research-led healthcare schools in the UK and has a track record of attracting competitive research grants, producing high quality publications and developing the next generation of healthcare workers.

  • Leading university with world-class facilities
  • Research focussed teaching
  • Supportive, creative and enjoyable environment
  • 94% of all students in work or further study after leaving the course (2007 data)
  • Opportunities to undertake research at masters and doctoral levels in any of these areas and studentships may be available.
  • Excellent staff to student ratio – helping to support you in the tricky balance between working, studying and home life

Undergraduate Study

All undergraduate students will benefit from innovative teaching by the research dedicated teams of staff, using forward-thinking theories and debates to develop analytical and leading professional nurses.
With the provision of excellent resources and a stimulating research environment many professionals return and stay with Southampton for postgraduate courses.

Postgraduate Study

The School has recently revised its curriculum to offer a range of exciting study opportunities. You can opt to study stand alone modules for continuing professional development or choose from a range of degrees at bachelors, masters or doctorate level. Some degrees are offered full time for sponsored or international students, but the majority of programmes are part time and accessible to practitioners with jobs and busy lives. You could achieve academic credit through work based learning and accreditation of prior learning and special academic activity (SAA).

Research Focused Teaching

Southampton is one of the foremost research-led healthcare schools in the UK and has a track record of attracting competitive research grants, producing high-quality publications and developing the next generation of healthcare researchers. We are committed to undertaking research which will influence care delivery and benefit healthcare provision. Research is currently focused around the three key research groups as listed above.

Our Teaching Staff

Our staff have a great range of skills and expertise across health and social care. They are passionate about helping you gain the best possible teaching experience to become an effective practitioner. We are committed to ensuring that our education courses reflect and are informed by our research activity.


The School is part of The University of Southampton which has a distinguished heritage that can be traced back to the creation of the Hartley Institution in 1862.
A number of historic milestones that have defined the University's growth and development over the past 150 years.

  • In 1862
    The University of Southampton was founded by Henry Robinson Hartley, the son of a Southampton wine merchant, who left his estate to the Corporation of Southampton. The grand opening of the Hartley Institution, as it was originally known, took place on 15 October 1862. Lord Palmerston, the Prime Minister at the time, performed the opening ceremony.
  • In 1902
    Located in the Below Bar area of the city, the Hartley Institution developed into a College. On 23 November 1902, Hartley College was renamed Hartley University College. By 1919, it had outgrown its central city location and was relocated to the site now known as the Highfield Campus. Hartley University College started as a degree awarding branch of the University of London - the application for full University status was announced in 1949.
  • In 1952
    On 29 April 1952, in the early weeks of the reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II, a Royal Charter was granted to the University of Southampton, which enabled the institution to award its own degrees. Six faculties were created: Arts, Science, Engineering, Economics, Education and Law. The first University of Southampton degrees were awarded on 4 July 1953, following the appointment of the Duke of Wellington as Chancellor of the University.
  • In 2002
    The University celebrated its Golden Jubilee on 22 January 2002. By the time the celebrations started, Southampton had become one of the leading universities in the UK, with a reputation for academic excellence, attracting students and researchers from all over the world.



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