London-first scheme to help healthcare workers combine clinical work and research
30 November 2020
LSBU has beaten off competition from other universities for a Health Education England contract to support doctoral trained nurses, midwives and allied health professionals to continue their clinical work alongside research.
Health Education England funding will support LSBU’s pilot of a post-doctoral bridging scheme to help nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (including Chiropodists, Paramedics and Speech and Language Therapists) to develop their clinical academic careers after completing a PhD. The pilot will bring senior health care professionals with high-level research experience into LSBU. They will support junior researchers studying for a PhD and will be actively involved in LSBU research work.
An online launch event will take place on 10th December 1 - 2pm from LSBU. We encourage anyone who is interested to join the webinar to find out more and ask questions. Click here to book a place.
LSBU conducts ground-breaking research on health including COVID-19, kidney disease and mental health. LSBU also trains a quarter of nurses in London and will open the first university campus in Croydon next year for health students.
Suzanne Bench, LSBU Associate Professor in the Department of Adult Nursing, said, “LSBU’s scheme will give nurses, midwives and Allied health professionals new opportunities to combine their clinical careers with high-level research.
“The potential benefits for patients are huge. Our pilot could mean fewer clinicians leaving the NHS to take-up academic careers and the publication of more high-level research which benefits from the first-hand experiences of experienced clinical staff.
“This is another great example of LSBU’s leading role in the UK on research and health.”