The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Mentorship for Health Research Training Fellows scheme was launched in 2012.
The aim of the programme is to support nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and healthcare scientists who wish to follow a clinical academic career and support these health professionals to progress, nationally and internationally.
The scheme is led by the University of Hertfordshire in collaboration with the Academy of Nursing Midwifery and Health Visiting Research UK, the University of Huddersfield, the Allied Health Professionals Research Network and Imperial College London.
The scheme is designed to support the NIHR CAT and HCS Programmes in developing a world-class research environment and culture across these professional groups in England by providing high-quality mentorship to funded training fellows and an outreach programme which will foster a community of mentorship practice across England.
Our mentors are senior healthcare scientists, academics and professional leaders with a range of experience nationally and internationally. They bring essential and unique sector knowledge and understanding of the leadership challenges which face clinical academic researchers from nursing, midwifery, the allied health professions and healthcare sciences.