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Clinicians and Healthcare Professionals

Clinicians and Healthcare Professionals

Join our world leading clinical research translating scientific research in to health benefits for all.

Clinicians from medical, dental and allied health professional backgrounds form an essential part of the research and education community in the Faculty of Medical Sciences. Working together, Newcastle aims to be a world leading clinical research centre translating scientific research in to health benefits for all. 

Almost a third of the established academics in our Faculty are clinically qualified giving us tremendous interface with patients and healthcare environments. Our Faculty encourages collaborative working between scientists and clinicians across disciplines and specialties. 

We want more clinicians and healthcare professionals to engage in research. We provide a variety of support including training and development. Our clinical academic training programmes are highly regarded nationally as providing high quality opportunities and mentorship.

Clinical Academic Training for Doctors and Dentists

We provide bespoke training opportunities for clinical academics. Designed to help develop clinical research skills, strengthen clinical academic workforce and provide support for an academic career track. 

Clinical Academic Training for Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health and Other Health Professionals

We work with nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (NMAHPs) and other nonmedical healthcare professionals to build the future national and international research leaders.

We have developed key research capacity building initiatives, including the NIHR Advocates and ICA Pathway.

We have an established track record of securing national, highly competitive funding across this pathway, including fellowships by NIHR, MRC, the Wellcome Trust and major charities.

The Clinical Academic Office

Our dedicated team provide oversight of Clinical Academic Training Pathway for Doctors, Dentists and NMAHPs. They are engaged in all aspects of career development of the University’s clinical academic workforce. They are our interface with NHS Trusts, NIHR Academy and Health Education England to support clinical academics.

The CAO administer requests for university status for NHS clinicians. You may be eligible if you contribute to university teaching or research.