This page brings together inspiring stories of how current clinical academics entered their fields to illustrate the diversity of roles fulfilled by those in the profession. Clinical academics come from all backgrounds and every clinical academic post is different, depending on the specialism, experience, and interests of the individual.
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Professor Lucy Chappell
Professor Lucy Chappell is an NIHR Research Professor in Obstetrics at King’s College London and Honorary Consultant Obstetrician at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and has recently been appointed as next Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health and Social Care.
Dr James Field
Dr James Field is the Director of Learning and Teaching for the School of Dentistry at the University of Cardiff. James is a Senior Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry and Honorary Consultant in Prosthodontics, and a National Teaching Fellow.
Dr Ifeoma Offiah
Dr Ifeoma Offiah is an NIHR Clinical Lecturer and Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology working at Southmead Hospital in Bristol and the University of Plymouth. Her primary research area of interest is Bladder Pain Syndrome and identifying novel therapeutic targets for its management.
Professor Duncan Richards
Professor Duncan Richards is Professor of Clinical Therapeutics at the Univeristy of Oxford and Director of the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU) as well as the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre’s Musculoskeletal Co-theme Lead. Duncan is working with a diverse range of Oxford biomedical researchers and more widely with the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and diagnostics industries, in order to drive new drug treatments through decision-making in early phase clinical trials.