Clinical Academic Careers

A Clinical Academic is described as a ‘clinically active health researcher’ who combines their clinical role with research activity that is grounded in clinical practice, allowing them to address issues that are relevant to both patients and their organisation. - National Institute of Health and Care Research, 2016

About Clinical Academic Careers at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

We have wide range of opportunities and support programmes for those who have an interest in evidence based practice, clinical research, or a clinical academic career.

These include:

  • research workshops and forums
  • a mentor network
  • support for accessing best evidence or writing for publication
  • a community of practice for like-minded clinicians.
  • bespoke training programmes such as the Research Envoy Scheme, the Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professions fellowship, the Clinical Research Associate Programme and more.


To find out more about opportunities within LPT, please contact the Clinical Academic Team on



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