Nursing and Allied Health Professional Academic Pathways
Nursing and allied health professionals (AHPs) in research careers play a critical role in enhancing practice-based research and aid the rapid deployment of evidence into busy NHS clinics. The drive for clinical academic roles in nursing/AHPs, including both therapeutic and diagnostic radiographers, will enhance patient care and improve outcomes with a focus on translational benefit and Team Science.
Christie NHS Foundation Trust Clinical Academic Pathway (CCAP)
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, so please email email@example.com for support or further information.
Cancer Research UK RadNet Manchester
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. This further ensures the outcomes of our projects are integrated in everyday clinical practice.
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. We also link to real-time outcome programmes in Manchester, building on the established success of the Christie Advanced Radiotherapy Summer School and Christie School of Oncology programmes.
For Cancer Research UK-funded research pathways, please contact MCRCTraining@manchester.ac.uk.
4Ward North Programme
The Universities of Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield have come together to set up the ‘The 4ward North PhD Academy for Health Professionals’ to raise the quality of clinical academic research training in northern England.
25 PhD fellowships will be funded as part of the Academy over 5 years. Each individual PhD will be hosted by one of our four institutions. The Academy will work 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.