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Attracting and developing AHSC talent

A strong collection of talents combine to bring formidable brainpower and team spirit to the work of the Imperial College AHSC.

Attracting and developing staff across all partners of the AHSC is one of its strategic objectives. It aims to help scientists, clinicians and others from a wide variety of disciplines, professions and backgrounds come together to excel as teams.

Some of the greatest discoveries are made at the boundaries between disciplines and healthcare provision is increasingly focussed on multi-professional and team-based delivery models. The AHSC is committed to embedding such interactions and the AHSC ethos into the partner organisations and the AHSC work programmes.

The AHSC is developing and delivering a range of professional development programmes and opportunities. Information about AHSC Education and Research services for staff is posted on this page.


AHSC Seminar Series

To promote the work of the AHSC and bring to life examples of where our research is impacting clinical practice and improving patient outcomes, the AHSC runs regular lunchtime seminars for staff, patients and the public.

Information on forthcoming seminars as well as videos of previous presentations are available to view.

The Clinical Academic Training Office

The Clinical Academic Training Office is the AHSC’s pan-professional clinical academic training hub.

AHSC Leadership Development Programme

The AHSC Leadership Development Programme aims to support the next generation of NHS leaders by equipping them with the leadership skills needed to operate effectively at board level and to address key management challenges facing the healthcare system over the next five to ten years.

The programme was developed in collaboration with the Imperial College Business School.

AHSC Research Support Services

The AHSC has established shared support services to assist researchers in the set-up and delivery of projects. These services are available to AHSC researchers and provide a single management structure for research projects at Imperial and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT).

Joint Research Office (JRO)

The JRO provides a range of services to assist and support administrative processes of research both pre- and post-award including:

  • access to funding for research and clinical trials
  • costing of research proposals
  • negotiation of funding contracts
  • financial management of awards and contracts

Joint Research Compliance Office (JRCO)

The JRCO ensures that Imperial and ICHT meet legal and regulatory requirements for the conduct of clinical research studies.

It can assist AHSC researchers by supporting protocol development and providing advice on regulatory submissions and other clinical research approval processes. It provides a series of workshops to help on various aspects of research such as ethical approval and data protection.

The JRCO also provides a regulatory oversight role on behalf of Imperial and ICHT through a programme of monitoring and audit.