In Leicester, ACFs are offered a choice of research projects and supervisors depending upon their clinical speciality. It is possible to undertake research outside of these pre-defined projects, but any proposed new project will need to be agreed by the Clinical Academic Training programme.
Projects within a theme post
Five ACF posts available in the 2022 recruitment round are associated with NIHR research priority themes. The clinical specialities available for these posts are listed below, with the linked research theme(s) listed alongside each speciality.
- Therapeutics or Clinical Pharmacology (project 1)
- Therapeutics or Clinical Pharmacology (project 2)
- Epidemiology and Public Health
- Health Needs of Older People
- Multimorbidity at any age (project 1)
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
Public Health Medicine
Projects within a speciality post
Four ACF posts available in the 2022 recruitment round are associated with the ongoing academic expertise at the University of Leicester. Example research projects/areas for candidates applying for an ACF in the specialities listed below are shown on the links accessed by clicking on each speciality. The research described is not exhaustive and it is possible for an ACF to develop their own research area not included in the descriptions on the linked pages. It is also possible for an ACF in any of the specialities below to undertake research linked to our themed ACF posts, or undertake research that is linked to a different speciality.
- Infectious Diseases/Medical Microbiology
- Vascular Surgery
- Psychiatry of Learning Disability
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
- Palliative Medicine
- Medical Oncology
- Clinical Genetics
- Medical Education*
*Candidates in any of the specialities listed above can undertake their ACF in medical education.