Building a Research Career: A guide for aspiring clinical academics and their managers

08 April 2016

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is committed to encouraging non-medical healthcare clinicians to undertake research training alongside clinical activity.

Multi-professional research forms an important part the NIHR’s aim to translate advances in biomedical research into patient benefits. 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 focussed research. The guide advises on how to apply for NIHR personal awards and also provides useful information how to get involved in research.

If you would like further information about getting involved in research, please contact Theresa Wiseman, Strategic Lead for Health Service Research or Caroline Shriver, BRC Training and Education Manager.

The BRC Clinical Research Career Development Programme

This runs throughout the year for clinician researchers. The next event is a two-part webinar on 'Managing Dual Careers part one' on Tuesday 19 April from 12 noon to 1pm, and part two on Thursday 28 April from 2pm to 3pm. The webinar will cover issues such as navigating the dual career path as a clinician and a researcher and exploring key factors that impact on success.