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Enhance your research career

Dr Damian Rowland

Ability is of little account without opportunity

A paediatrician talks about how he has pursued his path in research through an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship and an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship.


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Michelle Davies

How research has become a part of my nursing career

An advanced nurse practitioner explains how her journey through research has progressed and urges others to follow in her footsteps.


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Imogen Skene

Developing a research career as a clinical academic nurse

A Senior Clinical Research Nurse explains how her research career has developed  with the help of an NIHR Pre-doctoral Fellowship.


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Adam Galloway

My pathway from physiotherapist to clinical academic fellow

A children’s physiotherapist shares how he first made the move into a clinical academic career and insights into his journey as a NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellow.


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Caroline Nicholson headshot

How I've kept patients at the heart of my research career

A senior nurse turned Professor of Palliative Care and Ageing tells the story of how her career has unfolded and offers top tips to healthcare professionals wishing to take a similar path into research


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Cheng Hock Toh headshot

The wonder of research

Professor Cheng-Hock Toh highlights how the Royal College of Physicians has launched a project calling for every clinician working in the NHS to be supported to become research active.


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If you’re thinking of developing a career in research there are a number of ways that NIHR can support you. 

These include:

There are many other we can support you to develop your career in research too.