Research in Clinical Practice


Research in Clinical Practice

Awarded by St George’s, University of London

This course provides a focused programme of practical and academic study to enable healthcare and healthcare science professionals to acquire the necessary research skills for future careers in clinical research.


Why choose us?

  • You will develop appropriate knowledge and advanced, transferable and applied research skills which enable you to plan, lead and manage clinical research and actively engage with the wider research community
  • Your studies will enable you to influence practice and policy within the NHS, by completing research specific to your interests
  • You will be able to effectively network, support less experienced colleagues and prepare for competitive grant applications and doctoral level study
  • You will benefit from interprofessional learning alongside students from other postgraduate courses, clinical and academic staff and researchers working at the cutting edge of specific areas of applied clinical research
  • You may* be able to apply for one of 10 studentships offered to eligible nurses, midwives, pharmacists, allied health professionals and healthcare scientists employed within the NHS.
    * subject to confirmation of funding
  • You will have opportunities to undertake placement experience of research roles and practice, service improvement and innovation
  • Development of a broad range of transferable leadership and research management skills, and ‘Good Clinical Practice’ training and certification

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Research in Clinical Practice news

Dr Victoria Perselli

Dr Victoria Perselli, Associate Professor, School of Education shares her ‘Tips for developing PhD research questions’ in an article for Times Higher Education.

Researching a PhD for the first time is like a quest for which you have no map or overarching strategy to guide you, according to Victoria ­Perselli, associate professor in the School of Education at Kingston University.

physician associate

Health experts find Physician Associates provide efficient care for patients and can take the pressure off GPs

A study into the impact on the NHS of a new type of health worker who help doctors has shown they can help relieve pressure on general practitioners (GPs).

Irene Tuffrey

Dr Irene Tuffrey-Wijne publishes new research on patients with intellectual disabilities

Dr Irene Tuffrey-Wjine, Senior Research Fellow at Kingston and St George’s, is one of eight authors who have had research published recently in the BMJ Open medical journal. The research outlines the factors that both hinder and enable adjustments to healthcare services for patients with intellectual disabilities in National Health Service (NHS) hospitals.



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