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Case study: Developing a research career as a clinical academic nurse

More information on NIHR's Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowships are available on the NIHR website.

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Developing a research career as a clinical academic nurse

Author: Imogen Skene

Imogen Skene is an NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellow and a Senior Clinical Research Nurse in the Emergency Department at Barts Health NHS Trust. In this short video Imogen explains how she first began her career in research and how she studied for a CLAHRC Pre-Doctoral Fellowship and highlights her future career plans. She also encourages other healthcare professionals to take the next step in their research careers.

Imogen Skene is an NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellow and a Senior Clinical Research Nurse in the Emergency Department at Barts Health NHS Trust. In this short video Imogen explains how she first began her career in research and how she studied for a CLAHRC Pre-Doctoral Fellowship and highlights her future career plans. She also encourages other healthcare professionals to take the next step in their research careers.

Imogen said: “There are great opportunities to be had in research, both for your own personal development, as well as for patient benefit. So have a look at what your interests are, what you can do and how ultimately you can improve patient care.”


To find out more about the campaign visit the Your Path in Research page on the NIHR website.

More information on NIHR Pre-Doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowships are available online.