Training in Research for Clinicians
Academic Clinical Fellowships
Academic Child Health offers opportunities to train for clinical academic career as part of the NIHR Integrated Academic Training Pathway, providing clinical academic training tailored to individual interests.
Academic Clinical Fellowships provide the opportunity to work with supervisors in Academic Child Health to design bespoke research opportunities. They are offered for entry in the first four years of specialty training and provide nine months protected academic and research training in their 3 year duration.
Academic Clinical Lectureships
Academic Clinical Lectureships provide support for clinicians who are training to be the research leaders of the future. They are open to those who have already completed their doctorate (DM or PhD) and have 2 years clinical training remaining to eligibility for CCT.
Information on our Integrated Clinical Academic Training Programme is available from our Clinical Academic Training Programme.
Clinical Research Fellowships
Clinical Research Fellowships provide an opportunity for Paediatricians in training to undertake original research for the benefit of children in an area of interest to them. Those already in speciality training are encouraged to undertake a doctoral degree (DM/ PhD) and may apply for time out-of-programme for research.
Information on individual opportunities in Child Health research (including research for newborn infants) is available from the Child Health Academic Programme Director.
In collaboration with Health Education England - East Midlands, Child Health hosts short periods of research experience, allied to individual interests, as part of the clinical training programme, providing additional opportunities to practice the skills in research essential to all practising paediatricians. Find out more .
My ACF post is exceptionally rewarding giving me a breadth of research experience, making me a better clinician and preparing me for my ideal career as an academic paediatric oncologist.
-- Yvonne Majani, Academic Clinical Fellow
Nottingham's a great place to gain research skills with plenty of research opportunities supported by collaborations between the clinical departments and the University.
-- Matt Hurley, Clinical Research Fellow