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, healthcare professionals and other staff 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 focused 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 has developed a range of professional development programmes and opportunities in addition to the undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development programmes offered by each partner.


Clinical Academic Careers

Alignment of the partners’ activities for developing the next generation of healthcare professional research leaders is overseen by the AHSC Education Committee and supported by the Clinical Academic Training Office (CATO), the AHSC’s pan-professional clinical academic training hub.

CATO supports the development of clinical academics and researchers in all clinical health professions and career stages. The CATO programme includes:

  • Masterclasses and research conferences to encourage, develop and support participation Information and signposting to ensure clinical academics have the right information in real-time to ensure success in their careers
  • Guidance around research careers, mentoring and one-to-one advice
  • Research skills training courses and resources, and communicating details about funding opportunities
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.

In addition, the AHSC runs its Seminar Series to promote the work of the AHSC to staff, patients and the public