About the Fellowships

Clinical Fellows are expected to 1) complete core training modules in Translational and Experimental Medicine, 2) actively pursue their research project and 3) prepare a research fellowship application for submission to an external funding body, such as a Research Council, Charity or NIHR to support further training towards a PhD during the tenure of the Fellowship.

The scheme is for clinical trainees from across the UK who have had, until now, a significant clinical and training commitment that has not allowed them the protected time to develop their research careers.

Candidates should have:

  • Relevant professional qualification or degree with distinction/honours
  • Registration with relevant professional body
  • Eligibility and experience at a level appropriate for registering for a higher degree (eg MRes and PhD)

In addition candidates should demonstrate a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals, in addition to educational achievement and a commitment to an academic career. This fellowship is open to EU and Home students only.

2020 Applications and projects will be available in December 2019

Hear from our Fellows

Professor Andrew Cope speaks to BRC clinical training fellows Lucy Durham and Natasha Hezelgrave about the one year fellowship.

The full list of our 2019 projects can be found below and in the Project catalogue (531 kb).  New projects will be available in December 2019

Supervisor Project Title Theme/s Cluster

Professor Catherine Williamson

Impact of cholestasis on susceptibility to potentially fatal fetal arrhythmia

Womens & Children

Cluster 2 – Precision medicine

Professor Vicky Goh

Developing Multi-dimensional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for Precision Image Guided Radiotherapy

Imaging Sciences

Cluster 2 – Precision medicine

Professor Bijan Modarai

Assessment of leg perfusion using blood oxygenation level dependent MRI

Cardiovascular Disease

Cluster 1 – Advanced Therapeutics and Experimental Medicine

Dr Claire Steves

Dietary Protein and Skeletal Muscle in Older Twins – The Role of the Gut Microbiome

Genomic Medicine

Cluster 2 – Precision medicine

Dr Tevfik F. Ismail

3D-Multi-parametric Characterisation of Myocardial Inflammation in Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease using Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Imaging Sciences

Cluster 2 – Precision medicine

Dr James Galloway

The PREVENT Study: Preventing hospital admissions attributable to gout

Immunity & Infection

Cluster 2 – Precision medicine

Professor Simon Redwood

Predictors of functional outcomes in aortic stenosis after transcatheter valve implantation

Cardiovascular Disease

Cluster 1 – Advanced Therapeutics and Experimental Medicine

Dr Richard Dillon

Identifying the genomic determinants of response to BCL2 inhibition in NPM1 mutated acute myeloid leukaemia.

Genomic Medicine

Cluster 2 – Precision Medicine

Professor Michael Marber

Identifying patients in whom left ventricular function deteriorates despite correction of mitral regurgitation

Cardiovascular Disease

Cluster 1 – Advanced Therapeutics and Experimental Medicine

Dr Sophie Papa

Anxiety, depression and fatigue driven by the immune system perturbation of Checkpoint inhibitor therapy

Mental and Physical Health

Cluster 1 – Advanced Therapeutics and Experimental Medicine and South London and Maudsley BRC

Professor John McGrath

Exploration of the genetic basis of allergic contact dermatitis and chronic spontaneous urticaria

Cutaneous Medicine

Cluster 2 – Precision medicine

Professor Mark O’Neill

Development and clinical validation of a novel electrophysiological tool for quantifying substrate remodelling in patients with atrial fibrillation

Imaging Sciences

Cluster 2 – Precision medicine

Dr Abdel Douiri

Improving our assessment, prediction and understanding of mental health outcomes after stroke as a vascular morbidity

Physical and mental health

Cluster 3 – Data Analytics and the South London and Maudsley BRC

Bram Snijders

Harnessing proteomic approaches to exploit cell-mediated matrix remodelling for tissue engineering

Cluster 1 – Advanced Therapeutics and Experimental Medicine and the Crick Institute

Professor Divaka Perera

Physiological stratification of patients with angina and normal coronary arteries

Cardiovascular disease

Cluster 1 – Advanced Therapeutics and Experimental Medicine

Professor Yacoub Khalaf

Preimplantation Genetic Testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) in in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment: A pilot study evaluating the clinical effectiveness of Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) in women of advanced reproductive age undergoing IVF treatment

Women & Children

Cluster 2 – Precision medicine

Professor Alexandra Santos

Regulatory T cells and regulation of gene expression in food allergy

Women & Children

Cluster 2 – Precision medicine

Professor Lucy Chappell

Novel use of genetically-defined ancestry markers to inform antihypertensive agent prescribing in hypertensive pregnancies

Women & Children

Cluster 2 – Precision medicine

Dr Shwetha Ramachandrappa

Detailed characterisation of Human knockouts in genes involved in immunity in a population cohort of British-South Asians

Genomic Medince

Cluster 2 – Precision medicine and Cluster 3 – Data Analytics

Dr Debbie Shawcross

The faecal microbiome as a therapeutic target for restoring unconventional T cell immunity in cirrhosis

Immunity & Infection

Cluster 2 – Precision medicine

Professor Giovanna Lombardi

Tregs cell therapy for Lupus Nephritis

Transplantation

Cluster 1 – Advanced Therapeutics and Experimental Medicine

Dr Catey Bunce

Clinical Informatics to support precision medicine in renal transplantation

Transplantation

Cluster 1 – Advanced Therapeutics and Experimental Medicine

Professor Aldo Rinaldi

Rhythm or Rate control in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Failure and Cardiac Resynchronisation therapy

Imaging Sciences

Cluster 2 – Precision medicine

Professor Stephen Till

Does treatment with Benralizumab (afucosylated anti-IL-5 receptor monoclonal antibody) cause mast cell depletion?

Women’s Health

Cluster 2 – Precision medicine

Dr Tiffany Patterson

Pathophysiology of Leaflet Thrombosis Following Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Implantation (PLT-TAVI): An Investigational Study

Cardiovascular Disease

Cluster 1 – Advanced Therapeutics and Experimental Medicine