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Academic Clinical Lectureships

UCL is proud to have one of the largest cohorts of National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) trainees in the UK.

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UCL's cohorts of National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) trainees includes approximately 50 NIHR (and locally funded) NIHR Clinical Lecturers in posts across UCL and our UCL Partner Academic Health Science Centres and Hospitals.

Our Academic Clinical Lectureship (CL) schemes have an overall success rate of approximately 85% in securing peer-reviewed internationally competitive research funding to continue their clinical academic careers.

For more information, please see NIHR Integrated Academic Training and NIHR IAT Guide

Please see below for the UCL UCAT Guide:

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2024 CL Recruitment

Recruitment to the 2024 NIHR Academic Clinical Lectureships (CL’s) will open from April 2024.

  • All posts are advertised via Oriel
  • Posts can be advertised in different HEE recruitment windows eg: April, May/June and August
  • Health Education England (HEE) is responsible for the application and interview process.
  • For enquiries about the application process you can contact HEE directly via the Support Portal
  • See the table below for a list of the 2023 UCL ACFs

    2024 NIHR CL Posts

    Post NumberSpecialityLead
    CL Post 1General SurgeryDr Reza Motallebzadeh
    CL Post 2Infectious DiseasesProf Maddy Noursadeghi
    CL Post 3Intensive Care MedicineProf Mervyn Singer
    CL Post 4Renal MedicineProf Jeremy Brown

    Themed CL Posts

    Post NumberSpecialityThemeLead
    CL Post 5CardiologyMultiple Long Term ConditionsProf Pier Lambiase
    CL Post 6General Adult PsychiatryMental HealthProf Maddy Noursadeghi
    CL Post 7NeurosurgeryDigitalProf Rob Brownstone
    CL Post 8PaediatricsClinical Therapeutics & Pharmacology & IndustryProf Terence Stephenson

    Additional CL Posts

    Post NumberSpeciality FundingLead

    2024 Dental CL Post

    Post NumberSpeciality FundingLead
    CL Post 9ProsthodonticsNIHR DentalProf Stephen Porter