Academic Clinical Fellowships
HCRI hosts Academic Clinical Fellows, including National Institute for Health and Research Fellowships which are specialty training posts that incorporate academic training. NIHR Academic Clinical Fellows (ACFs) spend 75% of their time undertaking specialist clinical training and 25% undertaking research or educationalist training.
NIHR ACF posts are only available to medically qualified candidates and are aimed at those who, at the early stages of their specialty training, show outstanding potential for a career in academic medicine or dentistry. The duration of an ACF is for a maximum of 3 years (4 years for GPs). During this time, alongside clinical training, ACFs will be able to develop their academic skills and be supported in preparing an application for a Research Training Fellowship (to undertake a higher research degree) or an application for a place on an educational programme (leading to a higher degree). ACFs spend one year at HCRI undertaking research or educationalist training.
If you are an Academic Clinical Fellow, or are undertaking an Academic Foundation Programme, and you are interested in working with HCRI, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Hassaan Afzal
Violence against healthcare workers has become more pervasive and is having detrimental effects on how healthcare is delivered in fragile regions. Dr Hassaan Afzal’s research is to determine what data would allow for a complete understanding of the immediate and long-term impacts of an attack on healthcare. This will help advocate more fiercely for these attacks to end, but also help develop preventative measures to lessen the impacts of attacks. This is a theme has been prioritised by HCRI as a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre.
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Dr Anisa Jafar
Dr Jafar’s research project aims to understand exactly what medical teams use to create medical records in sudden-onset disasters (SODs) and the perspective of those practitioners using medical records in the field. This information will then be used to try to find a consensus of stakeholders over what a minimum data-set (MDS) should look like for medical records kept by EMTs in SODs. This may then be available for further development, field testing and to provide an evidence base for the technological solutions to the problem of record-keeping.
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Dr Govind Oliver
Govind joined the team as a British Red Cross Research Fellow, the first formal research appointment supported by the British Red Cross and the HCRI. His current research is into whether pre-hospital deaths from Trauma and accidental injury are preventable. He is currently continuing both his clinical and academic training here in Manchester as a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Academic Clinical Fellow n Emergency Medicine.
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