The Manchester Clinical Academic Centre (MCAC) is a collaboration between Manchester University Foundation Trust (MFT) and The School of Health Sciences at the University of Manchester.
MFT is one of Europe’s largest and leading teaching hospital Trusts for developing clinical academic careers amongst Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional (NMAHP) staff, including pharmacy, psychology and health care science staff. The School of Health Sciences at the University of Manchester enjoys an international reputation for the quality of its research across several health and social care disciplines, notably Nursing, pharmacy and psychology. The school has over six thousand students studying on ten undergraduate and over 30 postgraduate taught programmes as well as professional doctorates and PhD programmes.
A dedicated team lead this work, forming a close collaboration between the Trust and School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at the University of Manchester (UoM).
MFT MCAC Team
- Professor Michelle Briggs Clinical Professor of Nursing, MFT and Lead for Capacity Building NIHR Applied Research Collaboration for Greater Manchester
- Alison Lynch Deputy Chief Nurse
- Dr Douglas Steinke, Senior Lecturer in Pharmacoepidemiology and Health Services Research, Division of Pharmacy and Optometry at the University of Manchester and Academic Research Pharmacist at Manchester University Foundation Trust (Wythenshawe).
- Dr Gabriella Lindergard, Clinical Lecturer in Nursing (NIHR-ICAT)
- Tim Twelvetree Research Development Manager, MFT and Lecturer, Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, The University of Manchester
- Dr Penny Lewis Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Pharmacy and Optometry at the University of Manchester and Academic Lead Pharmacist for Research, Manchester University Foundation Trust
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The MCAC will create a culture where the NMAHP contribution to health services research is valued, visible and supported. The centre aims to develop MFT research leaders and an international reputation for clinical excellence in research. The MCAC will provide mechanisms to realise and develop clinical academic potential across the Trust to deliver cutting-edge research, recognising the importance of promoting research capacity across the NMAHP workforce. The MCAC will provide a central virtual and in person hub for clinical academic UoM/MFT research activity and will reflect the values of both organisations.
Three forms of membership are offered to MFT staff, offering a range of benefits and opportunities for clinical academic development:
Membership of the MCAC is open to any NMAHP member of MFT staff and MFT affiliated staff who is a research-active clinical academic or aspiring to be a clinical academic and is interested in the work of the Centre.
MCAC Doctoral College Membership
Any doctoral student who is a member of MFT staff can apply to be a Member of the Doctoral College, irrespective of their place of registration. The Doctoral College will facilitate peer-to-peer support and build a community of practice for doctoral students from any Higher Education Institution.
MCAC Post-Doctoral Membership
A MCAC Post-Doctoral Fellowship is open to any MFT staff member who holds a doctoral qualification and is engaged in or intending to engage in post-doctoral research. It recognises NMAHPs who are leading research at MFT that benefits staff, public and patients. MCAC post-doctoral fellows will share the Centre’s commitment to advancing developing evidence, informing practice and improving lives.
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MFT NMAHP Fellowship Programme
MFT has been supported by Trust Charitable Funds to develop a number of Research Fellowships for nursing, midwifery and allied health professional staff employed by the Trust. Three Fellowships are available for early career researchers. This offers an excellent opportunity for MFT nursing, midwifery and allied health professional staff to develop a clinical academic career.
For further details, click on the links, below:
- Pre-Doctoral Clinical Academic Bridging Fellowship
The Pre-Doctoral Clinical Academic Bridging Fellowship is provided in collaboration with ARC-GM. It is aimed at practitioners seeking to undertake Doctoral studies to further a clinical academic career. The Fellowship offers 50% backfill up to 1 year (maximum of £20,000). Expected outputs to include a Doctoral application for funding and a submission for publication. Click here for further details.
- Fees Only Doctoral Fellowship
The Fees Only Doctoral Fellowship is available to Consultant or aspiring Consultant NMAHP staff only. A confirmation of Doctoral study eligibility is required from a Higher Education Institution as part of the application process.
- Post-Doctoral Clinical Academic Bridging Fellowship
The Post-Doctoral Clinical Academic Bridging Fellowship is aimed at practitioners seeking to develop their clinical academic career to post-doctoral level or towards a clinical professorial level. The Fellowship offers 50% backfill up to 1 year (maximum of £30,000).
To receive notification of the next deadline dates, please regularly check this website. You can also register with Tim Twelvetree to receive email notification and follow us on Twitter at @NMAHP_Research or click here.
We have a yearly MFT NMAHP Research conference and other lectures and seminars to support the development of clinical academic careers at MFT. See presentations from previous conferences on the ‘Manchester Clinical Academic Centre YouTube Channel’