Cielito Caneja in a hospital setting

Caption: Cielito Caneja (Credit: Dave Guttridge, Imperial College London)

Dr Benjamin Mullish in a lab setting

Caption: Dr Benjamin Mullish (Credit: Dave Guttridge, Imperial College London)

Dr Shivani Misra in a lab setting

Caption: Dr Shivani Misa (Credit: Dave Guttridge, Imperial College London)

Symposium attendees in a breakout discussion

Caption: North West London Symposium for NMAHPPs (Nurse, Midwife, AHP, Healthcare Scientist, Pharmacy Staff, Clinical Psychologist) (Credit: Fergus Bennett, Imperial College London)

 Research and education opportunities for clinicians

Welcome to the Clinical Academic Training Office (CATO)
Imperial College Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) offers a wide range of opportunities and support activities to enable clinicians (doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, allied health professionals and healthcare scientists) to become involved in research and education. Through a range of initiatives trainees and other healthcare professionals can complete their training/carry out roles whilst learning and undertaking research alongside internationally renowned clinicians and researchers.

The AHSC is a partnership between Imperial College London, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT), The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust (RMH), The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (C&W) and Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals (Affiliate). The purpose of the AHSC is to utilise excellence in research and education to transform health outcomes.

Clinical academic training activities at ICHT and ICL are overseen by the Clinical Academic Training Office (CATO), and are managed on a daily basis by colleagues in ICL departments, clinical divisions and departments at ICHT and the North West Thames Foundation School.  To see resources and events for clinical researchers at RMH visit the BRC Training hub website.  Visit the research section of the RBHH website for details about support and events available at RBHH.

Following the Covid-19 situation, the CATO Team are currently hybrid working – please contact us by email during this time (