Trainee Routes into Clinical Research

Trainee Routes into Clinical Research (click to view YouTube video)
Animated short video by Dr James Sheehan, RCoA/NIHR CRN Trainee Research Award Winner, 2017

Trainees are the future of Academic Anaesthesia

The NIAA is committed to the academic advancement of Trainees whether they are purely clinically orientated or future clinical academics. We believe involvement in academic activity is a key component of anaesthetic training and leads to improvements in patient care.

Academic anaesthesia is a rapidly growing field. The number of studies in our specialty is increasing annually, and their findings are being translated into practice that benefits our patients. Whilst much of this research is led by senior investigators throughout the country, Trainees are now engaged at all stages of research, and this is where the future of academic anaesthesia lies.

How can I get involved?

If you have ever wondered what it might be like to get involved with research, but thought that research was just for 'academics' you should read on. We have put together some useful information that may help you decide whether research is something you would enjoy. From helping to collect data for a local project to designing and funding your own study for a PhD, we hope there is something here for everyone.

If you cannot find what you are looking for here, please contact one of the NIAA representatives who sit on the NIAA Board and Research Council:

Prof Daniel Martin OBE
NIAA Academic Training Coordinator
University of Plymouth and Derriford Hospital
Contact Dr Martin

Dr Brian Johnston
NIAA Trainee Representative

Dr Dhupal Patel
NIAA Trainee Representative

1 Day Course: Introduction to Academic Anaesthesia

Aimed at aspiring academic anaesthetists and intensivists, back again for 2023!

Monday 9 October 2023
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

More information and register here