Clinical Academic Pathway
Challenging Practice, Transforming Healthcare, Improving Quality
What is a clinical academic?
A clinical academic nurse, midwife or allied health professional engages in clinical practice and research at the same time.
As a result, they provide leadership in the pursuit of innovation and scholarship, along with first class evidence based healthcare.
A central feature of clinical academic research is that it aims to inform and improve the effectiveness, quality and safety of healthcare.
Clinical academics focus on building a research-led care environment, which includes developing capacity and capability.
They challenge existing practice whilst working within, and contributing to, a research rich environment that strives for excellence in healthcare and health outcomes.
The Faculty of Health Sciences, together with several local NHS organisations, has developed this innovative clinical academic doctoral fellowship training programme, which takes four years to complete full time.
The National Institute of Health Research Clinical Academic Training Programme provides funded opportunities across the clinical academic pathway, from pre-doctoral masters level to the level of clinical professor