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Clinical Academic Office

Clinical Academic Office

We facilitate clinical academic training and a first-class clinical research workforce.

Clinical academic workforce

In recent years, the number of clinical academics in the UK has declined. 

Newcastle University and the Trust are working together to promote an academic clinical pathway. This means we have a clinical academic workforce focused on translational medicine developments. 

The pathway incorporates:

The Dean of Clinical Medicine, Professor Andrew Fisher, handles:

  • development and support of the clinical academic workforce including training and contractual areas
  • professional engagement with NHS partners across the Region
  • championing clinical scholarship and the role of academics in clinical leadership

View the full Clinical Academic Office staff list, including contact details. 

Championing clinical scholarships

Support of the clinical academic workforce

The Clinical Academic Office co-ordinates all job planning for clinical academics. This includes including training and contractual areas. The Clinical Academic Office processes requests for Honorary Clinical status at the University.

Professional Engagement

The Clinical Academic Office maintains our relationships with all northern NHS trusts and NHS North of England.

The Clinical Academic Office supports many committees to ensure engagement with the NHS partners.

The Joint Research Executive handles university clinical research activities and the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It also oversees:

  • direction of the Joint Research Office
  • research governance 
  • performance management of the clinical research platforms and facilities

The Joint Education Executive reviews all joint education opportunities. They include undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental education. This looks at governance arrangements for teaching and learning in joint educational ventures. It also ensures best use of resources to provide high quality teaching and learning.

The Clinical Academic Training Committee oversees all clinical academic opportunities. The range includes undergraduate and externally-funded Clinical Senior Lectureship schemes. Its remit has grown over time but the model is much envied by other institutions. 

It covers the following areas of activity: 

  • undergraduate opportunities
  • Academic Foundation Programme
  • Academic Clinical Fellowships
  • CLRN Research Associate scheme
  • External Training Fellowships
  • Academic Clinical Lectureships and matching posts
  • Intermediate Fellowships
  • External Clinical Senior Lectureship schemes

We have excellent working relationships with all NHS trusts within the North of England and NHS North of England. 

Development and Support

The Clinical Academic Office develops and delivers the translational medicine infrastructure.

The Joint Research Office provides research support for all Faculty researchers. This includes non-clinical and clinical research governance for Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust staff. 

It works with the Faculty Research and Development Office. The Office's role is to support the Deans of Research and Development in their roles.

Clinical Research Platforms and Facilities is a joint venture between the Faculty and the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust. 

The Clinical Research Platforms provide dedicated patient-care facilities. They also provide practical support to researchers carrying out clinical research. They support researchers to develop and conduct research projects to world-class standards.

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