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Clinical Academic Training Programme

Nottingham’s Clinical Academic Training Programme (CATP) supports academic clinical fellows, academic clinical lecturers, and others undertaking higher research degrees at the University during their clinical training.

The programme assists with the development of research and transferable skills at each of the key career stages during the training of our future leaders in research and education.



Why Nottingham?

We have an excellent record in clinical academic training. Our academic clinical fellows have a high success rate at attaining funding to undertake PhDs whilst our academic clinical lecturers establish their postdoctoral research programmes towards senior clinical academic posts.

Whom is it for?

The pathway allows entry at several levels and you can join as:

  • an academic clinical fellow
  • an academic clinical lecturer
  • a trainee taking time from the clinical training programme

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Current specialties

The School of Medicine offers a variety of academic clinical fellowships and lectureships in some of our areas research expertise, aligned to their relevant clinical specialties.

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PhD opportunities

Clinical trainees interested in applying for doctoral training fellowships are encouraged to contact the academic programme director or senior researchers in their specialty of interest to discuss opportunities.

See further details of courses and research themes within the school.


Tanya Monaghan, Academic Clinical Lecturer in Gastroenterology, shares her experience at Nottingham in this video.

Resources and links



Email the team

  • Professor Helen Budge, Director of Integrated Clinical Academic Training Programme
  • Dr Rob Dineen, Deputy Director of Integrated Clinical Academic Training Programme
  • Dr Shalini Ojha, Deputy Director of Integrated Clinical Academic Training Programme
  • Su Hudson, Staffing Officer (Clinical)
  • Barbara Mallia, Administrator for the Clinical Academic Training Programme
    Tel: 01158 231509




School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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