Leadership and Governance

Our Clinical Academic Training Programme Management Group reports directly into the Cancer Strategy Board. The key components to our academic training plan are reflected in the composition of this team, listed below, who meet quarterly to review progress towards implementation of initiatives and make recommendations for any adjustments to the proposed programme plan.

Clinical Academic Training Programme Management Group

Professor Gary Middleton
Clinical Director of Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre
Programme Lead
Career Progression and Mentorship Post-doctorate Lead

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

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

Professor Dan Tennant
Head of the Medical and Dental and Dental School Graduate School
Quality Assurance Lead

Dr Clare Davies
CRUK Birmingham Centre Non-Clinical Training Lead

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

Mrs Karen Carter
Postgraduate Research Operations Manager

We recently aligned Management Groups for the Cancer Research UK and Kennedy Trust MBPhD Programmes at the University of Birmingham, to ensure sharing of best practice and optimise opportunities for both cohorts of MBPhD students, and Clinical Academic Training Fellows.