Our National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Mental Health and Dementia Biomedical Research Allied Health Professionals training scheme encourages clinical professionals including nurses, pharmacists, clinical psychologists and therapists, occupational therapists and social health scientists. These schemes are designed to support NHS staff to learn more about the research process as a possible first stage to becoming researchers within their career development frameworks.
Support is currently restricted to NHS staff employed by King's Health Partners.
A range of support is available including:
- Bursaries to undertake a taught research degree (MSc)
- Short-term research secondments
- Funding and mentorship support for local (team or service based) 'mini' projects
A quote from a trainee:
"I love working directly with clients and want to use this one to one relationship to develop my research interests. The richness of my clients' experiences really informs the type of work I do as a social worker. I have identified a course in qualitative interviewing that would provide me with the skills I need to start. Afterwards, getting support and advice from experienced qualitative researchers in the Institute of Psychiatry will really help me develop further."
Details of our schemes are advertised on the Current Opportunities page as they become available.