How to become a clinical academic?

There are many paths to becoming a clinical academic. Here we share examples of clinical academics within the East of England and signpost you to opportunities irrespective of whether you are a novice or experienced researcher. 

Are you new to research? 

Have a look at the NIHR campaign:  #your path in research 

How have  others become involved in research as part their clinical role 

NEW:  A guide to starting out in clinical academic research

This is a series of ten films giving advice and tips on becoming a clinical academic. It has been produced by the Enhancing Research Culture Team, including staff from the School of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton, NIHR ARC Wessex and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. It has been funded with support from UKRI Research England.

Clinical academics  in the East of England 

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the authors'  funding bodies, sponsors or employers.  

Lynsey Spillman (Dietitian) 

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Ben Bowers  (Nurse)

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Judith Young (Clinical Psychologist)

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Catherine Gooday (Podiatrist)

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Peter Hartley (Physiotherapist)

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Russell Fitchett (Radiographer)

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Nusrat Hussan (Occupational Therapist)

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Asta Ratna Prajapati (Pharmacist)

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Lucy Southby (Speech & Language Therapist)

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Feel inspired by reading their stories?  Find out about the funded opportunities to develop your clinical academic career here