Clinical Research Office. A partnership between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield

For Health Professionals - Become Research Active 

Where to start

For an informal discussion about the support available for Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), Clinical Psychologists, Pharmacists and Healthcare Scientists to develop a research idea and conduct their own research, please initially discuss with your line manager at your one-to-one meetings or appraisal.

Then contact so we can provide further guidance and link you with the research lead of your directorate or care group.

Becoming Research Active

Pharmacy Research roles

To discuss Pharmacy research roles, please contact:

Research Nurse, Midwife and Allied Health Professional roles

If you are interested in learning more about Clinical Research and what being a Research Nurse, Midwife or Allied Health Professional entails, there is further information on the link below:
To discuss research nurse opportunities, please contact:

Professor Julie McGarry - Professor of Nursing  ( )

Is available for informal discussion, mentorship and coffee-drop-ins to discuss research ideas, first steps, publications and funding applications. Please look out for news and events on the notice board below:

Health Professionals


Please check back soon for more information.




Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NMAHPs Internship

Have you thought about following a clinical research path?

Traditionally there have been limited opportunities for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHPs) to become more research active, either by engaging with, or conducting research as part of every-day clinical practice.

Therefore, we recently accepted expressions of interest for the second round of research internship secondment scheme for early NMAHP researchers.

Who can apply?

Highly suited to aspiring clinical leaders and those interested in a clinical academic career, or facilitating clinical research. We are looking for STH Band 5, 6, 7 or 8a Nurses, Midwives or Allied Health Professionals who are interested in the world of clinical research and would like to possibly pursue a clinical academic career in the future.

Full details for this year's round can be found in the documents below:

 Expression of Interest Form 2022

 Application Form 2022

Closing date: Applications closed for this round


New online masters programme for aspiring NHS, health and social care researchers - "Health and Clinical Research Delivery"


The University of Sheffield has developed an online Master of Research extension pathway focused on networked clinical research and designed for aspiring researchers and research leaders. The course is funded by the NIHR to provide training in line with the AoMRC (Academy of medical royal colleges) Clinician Researcher Credentials Framework.

The course which will receive its first cohort of students in September 2023. Please see further details and updates here.


About external training opportunities with local partners


Research Internship Scheme at SHU

  • The NIHR HEE Integrated Clinical Academic Programme Internship Scheme is hosted by Sheffield Hallam University and is open to non-medical clinical staff employed by an NHS organisation in the North East and Yorkshire regions of Health Education England.
  • The scheme provides a range of both taught and academically supervised interventions that both engage and expose the intern to the clinical academic research environment and also provide them with the practical skills to undertake a research project supported by an expert clinical academic supervisor. 
  • Further details can be found on the link below:


Clinical Research Academy scheme

A collaboration between STH and the University of Sheffield:


NIHR Associate Principal Investigator Scheme