CL Trainees


You will have four supervisors to support you during your fellowship.

If you have an issue with one of your supervisors, please contact the Director of Clinical Academic Training, Professor Matthew Bown (

NIHR Bursaries

You receive a £1,000 bursary each year of the programme. To apply for your bursary, please complete the ACL bursary application form and email it to or post it to our contact address for the attention of Lesley Clissold for processing:

Once you have received your authorised application form, you are able to claim for your expenses via the University EC1 form.

Reviews and meetings

ACL Induction

An induction session for new north and south academic trainees (FY1, FY2, ACF and ACL) is planned for Wednesday 19 September 2018 at the Jubilee Conference Centre, Nottingham.

The session will start with lunch at 12.00 noon approx. and will end at 5pm approx. Further details, including the exact venue, will be sent to you by HEE across the East Midlands in due course.

It is mandatory for all new clinical academic trainees to attend the induction day and you should obtain study leave from your Junior Doctor Administrator if you are programmed to undertake clinical work, in order to facilitate this. If there are any issues with this, please contact the Director of Clinical Training, Professor Matt Bown via

Academic Reviews

Your annual Academic Reviews are usually scheduled during May of each year in advance of your Academic Review in Continuing Practice. You will be contacted for your availability and the relevant paperwork nearer the time.

For further information please email

ACL Exit Meeting

If you leave the course before completion, you will need to attend an exit meeting with the Director of Clinical Academic Training, Professor Matthew Bown, and the Administrative Programme Manager, Lesley Clissold.

If you have any concerns about completing your course, please contact Lesley Clissold (

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Joey Wood (oncology doctor) with her two children

I have been supported and encouraged by the department throughout my lectureship and am in no doubt that my efforts are valued and recognised as much as my full time colleagues.
Dr Joanna Wood
ACL 0.6FTE in Medical Oncology