Clinical Academic Training Programme

Awarded in April 2019, the CRUK Clinical Academic Training Programme in Birmingham will fund 10 Clinical Research Training Fellowships and 8 intercalating MB-PhD studentships over five years.

Cancer Research UK Clinical Academic Programme




Our vision

We aim to be a leading centre for the development of the next generation of academic clinicians and clinician scientists working towards curing cancer. We want at least 20% of our consultant workforce in oncology to be academic clinicians and for every multidisciplinary team (MDT) to have an academic clinician as a core member.

Why does this matter? View the below video to find out what clinical research and trials means to patients.

Day in the life of a Professor of Medical Oncology

Clinical Research Training Fellowships

Intercalated MB-PhD

Our CATP Management Team

Professor Gary Middleton – Clinical Director of CRUK Birmingham Centre, Programme Lead, and Career Progression and Mentorship Post-doctorate Lead

Professor Kate Thomas – Vice Dean for Medicine, Programme Director for MBChB and Diversity and Widening Access Lead

Dr Keith Brain – Head of Intercalation and MBChB Lead for medical training years 1 and 2

Dr Dan Tennant – Head of the MDS Graduate School and Quality Assurance Lead

Professor Lorraine Harper – Deputy Director of Research & Knowledge Transfer (Training & Development) and Clinical Academic Trainee Development Lead

Mrs Karen Carter – PGR Operations Manager