Research Symposium 2020

Symposium 1: Clinical academic careers in critical care

Lessons learned from the pre-doctoral journey

Presenter: Harriet Noble – Pre-doctoral clinical academic fellow; Critical Care Research Nurse
Kings College Hospital, London

Harriet trained at Bournemouth University completing her BSc and MSc in Adult nursing by 2011. She worked at East Surrey intensive Care unit for 3 years before moving to King's College Hospital as a critical care research nurse. Whilst at King's she has been awarded the NIHR pre-doctoral clinical academic fellowship. She was also a successful candidate for the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel fellowship this year. Her main interest are the design of a critical care unit and using outside space to enhance the patient experience.

Abstract: In this presentation Harriet Noble will share her experiences of applying for and undertaking the NIHR Pre-Doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship and will provide tips on how to create a successful application.


Influencing and bringing your manager and teams with you

Presenter: Dr Joanne Cooper – Assistant Director of Nursing (Research, Innovation and Professional Regulation); Honorary Professor
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust; University of Nottingham; Coventry University

Joanne is a registered nurse, specialising in the care of patients with Gastrointestinal disease, and was awarded her PhD in Nursing in 2009 from the University of Nottingham.  Joanne’s doctoral study comprised a mixed methods study exploring beliefs about personal control and self-management in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and she continues post-doctoral research into long term condition self-management, cancer survivorship and palliative care.

Joanne has a national reputation for advancing clinical academic career development within the NHS Trust setting.  As a member of NUH’s senior nursing team, Joanne is responsible for leading the development of research and innovation including career opportunities for nurses and midwives and a programme of front-line leadership known as Shared Governance.  Joanne has led the launch of the NUH Institute of Nursing and Midwifery Care, which delivers key corporate programmes including ANCC Magnet Programme Accreditation.  Joanne leads key work streams establishing excellence in fundamental aspects of nursing care and is a founding member of the Nursing and Midwifery Excellence_UK (NAME_UK), leading work across the UK into standards of international excellence for nursing and midwifery.

Abstract: In this presentation, Dr Joanne Cooper will share learning from work conducted locally, regionally and nationally on opportunities for developing clinical academic careers within the NHS.  She will provide an overview of 10 years of development at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, insights from a regional initiative ‘the IMPAACT Programme’ and the national Clinical Academic Practitioner Apprenticeship standard development.  


Experiences, insights and learning in navigating the post-doctoral journey

Presenter: Dr Joseph Manning, NIHR HEE ICA Clinical Lecturer; Clinical Associate Professor; Charge Nurse - Paediatric CCOT,
Nottingham Children’s Hospital, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Children and Young People’s Health Research, School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham

Joseph is a Clinical-Academic Nurse with a strong and growing national and international profile within the fields of nursing, paediatric critical care, and clinical academic capacity and capability development.  A committed paediatric critical care nurse, Joseph continues to have meaningful concurrent engagement in clinical practice and research, holding frontline care and senior leadership roles at Nottingham Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professorship at the University of Nottingham.  

He leads a clinically focused programme of research that has demonstrable impact on the experiences, outcomes and lives of children, young people and their families that access acute and critical care.   

Joseph has more than £2.8 million in competitive grant income, experience of working with international teams, a range of high quality outputs, and evidence of demonstrable impact from his research in clinical practice.

Aligned to his clinical interests, the core of Joseph’s programme is critical care survivorship with a focus on understanding and enhancing long term outcomes of children and their families.   He is the first registered children’s nurse in the UK to be awarded an NIHR HEE ICA Clinical Lectureship and as part of this award is leading the OCEANIC multicentre study that aims to map outcome trajectories of children and families in the first year post-PICU discharge. 

In 2020 he was recognised by the Chief Nursing Officer for England with a CNO Gold award for his lifetime leadership and contribution to Clinical Academic Careers and Nursing Research. 

Abstract: In this presentation Dr Joseph Manning will share his insights and experience in navigating the landscape of the post-doctoral clinical-academic pathway. He will discuss the ‘IDEAs’ framework as a way of strategically developing a career beyond the doctorate, providing examples of how he used this in his own development.