Nurse/AHP researchers

Multi-professional mixed methods research forms an important part of our aim to translate advances in biomedical research into patient benefits. We provide a variety of activities to support our early career researchers across multiple disciplines including nursing staff, biomedical scientists, physiotherapists, dieticians, speech and language therapists, and occupational therapists.

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Mentorship Programme

Provides support for trainees at each stage – tasters, internships, coaching for grant applications for higher degrees, navigating the higher degree and establishing a post-doctoral research career.

NIHR Academic Training Advocates

This cohort of passionate and proactive researchers act as ambassadors for health research careers, supporting and advocating for non-medical professions and for individuals who wish to begin or continue a research career. Three of our researchers are NIHR advocates – Dr Ellen Donovan for healthcare science, Professor Theresa Wiseman for nursing and Dr Linda Wedlake for dietetics.

Developing a clinical academic career – Nursing Times article

Travel bursaries

The Patricia McGregor Travel Fellowships Fund, set up in memory of Patricia McGregor, provides travel and attendance costs for Royal Marsden staff to attend and present their research at national and international oncology-related medical conferences.

Applications are only open to Royal Marsden employees and are specifically for junior researchers including junior medical staff (below consultant level), nursing staff and allied health professionals.

To apply, please download the application form and guidance. Completed applications should be submitted to [email protected] at least 30 days before the conference start date.

Other resources

AUKUH has published a guide 'Transforming healthcare' for healthcare provider organisations with practical advice to develop and sustain clinical academic roles.

The NIHR has designed a guide for aspiring clinical academics and their managers to make the most of the opportunities that exist through Health Education England (HEE) and the NIHR to support healthcare professionals to combine clinical activity with patient-focused research. The guide advises on how to apply for NIHR personal awards and also provides useful information how to get involved in research.

The NIHR provides a variety of funding opportunities for nurse and AHP researchers. If you are thinking about applying, please contact the BRC Office for advice and support.

Imperial Academic Heath Science Centre

We are part of the Imperial College Academic Heath Science Centre (AHSC). The AHSC is a partnership between Imperial College London (ICL), Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT), Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust (RBHT) and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust (RM) and aims to utilise excellence in research and education to transform health outcomes. To see resources and events for clinical researchers visit the Imperial CATO website or RBHT website.