ACFs in conjunction with Lancaster University


ACFs in conjunction with Lancaster University

The Faculty of Health and Medicine at Lancaster University has an established ACF programme which is linked to our work-based Masters in Clinical Research programme (http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fhm/study/cpd/courses/clinical-research-msc/) which is undertaken by ACFs on a part-time basis for three years. The programme provides an introduction to clinical research and applied methodological skills and enables ACFs to develop the skills and knowledge to translate research into practice.

The MSc in Clinical Research has been designed, in consultation with NHS Partners, to meet the needs of practitioners and staff working in the NHS to ensure its relevance and value to NHS health professionals. The MSc is therefore suitable for individuals who may enter the ACF programme with minimal or no experience of research and research methods, and has recently been updated following feedback from previous participants. Equally, those entering the programme with considerable prior experience, or a credits from a pre-existing programme of study, can have their own learning needs assessed on an individual basis and their research training programme adapted accordingly. Additionally, the CHICAS research group offers an ongoing programme of research development activities for staff and students, e.g. an internal research forum and a seminar series featuring external speakers, and the appointee will be encouraged to actively participate in the group’s educational activities. External opportunities may also be identified and supported where possible.


 Current ACF Vacancies (anticipated start date: 7th August 2019)

*There are 3 ACF posts in total in conjunction with Lancaster University in total

Specialty

Anticipated Number of Posts

ST1

ST2

ST3

ST4

Comments

Anaesthetics

Up to 1 *

 

 

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One post in one of either Anaesthetics / Neurology / Infectious Diseases

General Practice

Up to 1 *

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One post in one of either Paediatrics / Public Health Medicine / General Practice. 

Infectious Diseases

Up to 1 *

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One post in one of either Anaesthetics / Neurology / Infectious Diseases

Neurology

Up to 1 *

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One post in one of either Anaesthetics / Neurology / Infectious Diseases

Paediatrics

Up to 1 *

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One post in one of either Paediatrics / Public Health Medicine / General Practice. 

Public Health Medicine

Up to 1 *

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One post in one of either Paediatrics / Public Health Medicine / General Practice. 

 

Programme Details will be available via Oriel from Monday 8th October 2018:

  • Anaethetics
  • General Practice
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neurology
  • Paediatrics
  • Public Health Medicine    

**Platform Science and Bioinformatics Theme

The ACF in the priority area of “Platform Science and Bioinformatics” will be supported within the well-established Centre for Health Informatics, Computing, and Statistics (CHICAS) (see http://chicas.lancaster-university.uk/projects/ for current projects) for the research elements of the posts. Research supervision will be provided by senior staff (Drs Jo Knight and Chris Jewell) within the CHICAS group and clinical academic support will be provided from within the wider IAT programme at Lancaster (led by Dr Amy Gadoud).

Lancaster Medical School is embedded within the wider faculty of Health and Medicine. Rather than traditional medical departments there are five interdisciplinary research themes.

  • Ageing
  • Centre of Health information, computation and statistics (CHICAS)
  • Infectious Disease Transmission and Biology
  • Mental Health
  • Social and Economic Inequality in Health

 In addition, there are the full range of research methods from basic science, data science and applied health research. There is the potential for a wide range of cutting edge research projects based on the successful candidates’ speciality and interests. Therefore, rather than specific speciality leads please contact the Academic lead Dr Amy Gadoud a.gadoud@lancaster.ac.uk.


General Contact Details:

For all Lancaster University queries, except for General Practice, please contact:

Email: acfrecruitment.nw@hee.nhs.uk 

The Academic Lead for Lancaster University is  Dr Amy Gadoud (a.gadoud@lancaster.ac.uk)    

 

Specialty

Clinical Programme Lead

 Please click on the relevant name in order to contact them by email

Anaaesthetics

 Geraint Briggs

General Practice

 Kirsten Wong

Infectious Diseases

 Alec Bonnington

Neurology

 

Tahir Majeed 

Paediatrics

 

Ruth Gottenstein 

Public Health Medicine

 

 Zakyeya Atcha 

 

Last updated: 10 October 2018