Nursing and Allied Health Professional Academic Pathways
Develop your career in healthcare by combining academic research with clinical practice
What is the Nursing and Allied Health Professional Academic Pathway?
This pathway allows nursing and allied health professionals (AHPs) to develop academic careers alongside their current clinical and managerial responsibilities.
The way in which care is delivered is changing, with new models of integrated care emerging in different care settings. Clinical academics can help bridge the gap between healthcare and practice-based research by deploying science directly into busy NHS clinics.
Explore the current AHP Academic Pathway opportunities available in Manchester using the drop down list below:
The Universities of Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield have come together to set up The 4ward North PhD Academy for Health Professionals to raise the quality of clinical academic research training in northern England.
As part of the Academy, funding for 25 Clinical PhD Fellowships over five years is available and are hosted at one of the four institutions. The Academy also works in collaboration with the Francis Crick Institute (FCI) in London, The Alan Turing Institute and the Nuffield Research Placements (NRP) Programme to optimise training opportunities.
We welcome applications from actively practicing healthcare professionals from all clinical areas including Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Healthcare Professions, Pharmacy and Healthcare Sciences, those in veterinary medicine, dental and medical specialties.
For more information, visit The 4ward North PhD Academy for Health Professionals website.
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust has a bespoke Christie Clinical Academic Pathway (CCAP) team supporting combined clinical and research pathways for all clinical staff groups.
Research opportunities are available through the NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme and across the clinical-academic pathway, from introductory research internships to PhDs.
The Christie Patient Centred Research (CPCR) team are happy to work with people to develop competitive applications. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Through Cancer Research UK RadNet Manchester, we provide high-quality and novel PhD studentships to train future radiation-related researchers in basic, discovery, clinical and population sciences with differential expertise.
The environment in Manchester, with a critical mass of senior researchers and clinical practitioners in radiobiology, applied physics and radiotherapy delivery, provides an excellent backdrop for projects that address the challenges of translational science to real world patients in the clinic.
Examples of specific skill-sets and PhD training topics include links to the Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) centre and the Elekta MR-Linac, a machine that combines high field-strength MR imaging with a linear accelerator in a single system.
For more information on Cancer Research UK-funded research pathways, please contact MCRCTraining@manchester.ac.uk.
Managed by NIHR and funded by Health Education England (HEE), the ICA Programme supports health and care professionals (excluding doctors and dentists) to develop careers that combine research with continued practice and professional development (Clinical or Practitioner Academic careers).
The ICA programme comprises four schemes that each support individuals at different stages of their research career:
- HEE Internship Scheme
- HEE/NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical and Practitioner Academic Fellowship (PCAF) Scheme
- HEE/NIHR Doctoral Clinical and Practitioner Academic Fellowship (DLAF) Scheme
- HEE/NIHR Advanced Clinical and Practitioner Academic Fellowship (ACAF) Scheme
In addition, doctoral and post-doctoral award holders can access funded career mentorship through the ICA programme’s bespoke mentorship scheme.
The programme also offers short duration Bridging Awards, which support development of doctoral or post-doctoral award applications.
All awards require the support of an English health or social care provider and a university, which form a partnership to further the career aspirations of the awardee.
Applicants to the HEE/NIHR ICA programme schemes must hold registration with one of the ICA approved regulatory bodies or have plans in place to hold the required registration by the proposed award start date.
For more information, please visit the Health Education England website
Why study in Manchester?
Manchester is the ideal place to start the next phase of your cancer research academic career. Study with us and you’ll learn from world-leading researchers, have access to cutting edge facilities, and pioneer your own research discoveries to help in our fight against cancer.
The Christie School of Oncology in Manchester is an internationally renowned teaching centre that delivers world class education to healthcare professions at all stages of their career – from undergraduate education through to specialist training. Through the Christie International Fellowship, you’ll have the opportunity to join one of the largest and most well respected cancer research communities in the UK.