Led by Professor Waljit Dhillo, an NIHR Professor and former Chair of the NIHR National Infrastructure Training Forum, the NIHR Imperial BRC training programme operates in partnership with our AHSC. We have has developed a comprehensive, high-quality training infrastructure across all stages of clinical academic training. We are developing innovative new programmes to support capacity development in informatics and equality in research and in non-medical professions such as dietetics, radiography and nursing.
In partnership with the MRC, our Chain Florey Fellowships and Lectureships scheme trains the next generation of clinician-scientists, giving medical graduates an opportunity to take a 3-year PhD in one of our world-leading basic science groups at the MRC Clinical Science Centre. 15 Chain Florey PhD Fellows have been supported over the last 5 years.
As well as coordinating a formal mentorship scheme, and via CATO, the BRC supports skills and development workshops providing advice into research career options and an opportunity to share research and build networks, plus online courses to ensure an AHSC-wide culture of research training for all our staff.