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Here is a list of key people involved in clinical academic training at the University of Leicester:

Director of Clinical Academic Training

Professor Matt Bown

  • Oversees NIHR Clinical Academic Training Scheme for East Midlands (South).
  • Responsible for ensuring that academic and research supervisors are appointed and approved for each trainee.
  • Produces Academic Reports for each trainee for their ARCP.
Professor Matt Bown
Head of the Postgraduate Academic School,
Health Education England across the East Midlands

Professor Jonathan Barratt

Dr Jon Barratt

Administrative Programme Manager

Mrs Lesley Clissold

Lesley Clissold

Assistant College Administrator

Sandy Kaur 

  • Provides administration support to the Administrative Programme Manager.
  • Organises trainee reviews and meetings.
Academic Champions within the College

The role of the Academic Champion has been set up to act as a facilitator for those doctors in training who would like to further their careers by working in collaboration with the University.

An Academic Champion has been identified by the College for the majority of Clinical Specialities.

Visit the Academic Champion website to find out more.

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