Additional resources

Case studies

  • See Jolie Beattie's case study for inspiration in career development.
  • See also A future in clinical research, an article by Fran Campbell, writing in News and Views of the British Lymphology Society (BLS).  Fran is an musculoskeletal (MSK) podiatrist who works with people with lower extremity lymphoedema (LEL), lipoedema and leg ulcers and MSK conditions and is on the scientific committee of the British Lymphology Society (BLS). This article is a narrative about her journey in applying for a pre-doctoral fellowship with the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). Fran secured the fellowship and is now at King’s College London and is on the pathway to applying for the NIHR Doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship. We need more clinical academic researchers within our profession and there are many funding schemes available. This is one story that may inspire others to consider applying and taking the first steps on the road to a clinical academic career.