Research Symposium

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 Louise Bramley – Head of Nursing and Midwifery Research; Associate Professor
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust; University of Nottingham

Dr Louise Bramley is the Head of Nursing and Midwifery Research at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH). She is a senior nurse with a wealth of clinical, research and leadership experience in acute care and healthcare of older people and currently combines research and practice within a large NHS Trust.  Louise received her PhD from the University of Nottingham in 2016 and holds an honorary Associate Professor appointment at the University of Nottingham. Louise was recently recognised by the NIHR as one of their 70@70 Clinical Academic Nursing Research Leaders. She is passionate about building capacity and capability for front-line nurses and midwives to undertake primary research that improves patient outcomes and care and recently co-founded the East Midlands Clinical Academic Practitioner Network.

Abstract: In this presentation, Dr Louise Bramley 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.     


Symposium 2: National and International Programmes for Critical Care research in Paediatrics and Adults

Childhood critical illness: Developing the evidence base to comprehend and support long term health outcomes

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

Abstract: In this session Dr Joseph Manning will briefly explore the global landscape and contemporary focus for research within the paediatric critical care context.  He will then talk about his own developing programme of work that focuses on understanding and supporting the long term health outcomes of children and their families following Childhood Critical Illness/injury including the NIHR funded OCEANIC study.      


SEISMIC – Study to Evaluate the Introduction of nurse Staffing Models in Intensive Care

Presenter: Professor Ruth Endacott
Plymouth University Clinical School/Monash University, Melbourne

Ruth Endacott is an experienced researcher, her work focuses mainly on organisational aspects of critical care related to patient safety and quality of care. She has experience in multi-centre and multi-country studies and is currently leading a NIHR-funded study to design a trial of nurse staffing models for intensive care.

Abstract: In this session Prof Endacott will discuss the programme of work developed for an NIHR funded study - SEISMIC: a Study to Evaluate the Introduction of a Staffing Model in Intensive Care and also outline changes made to reflect the staffing model introduced during the COVID 19 pandemic.