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)
CATO offers a wide range of activities, support and opportunities to enable clinicians (doctors, nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, healthcare scientists, pharmacy staff and psychologists) to become involved in research. 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.

CATO is part of the Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre which has a mission to utilise excellence in research and education to transform health outcomes.  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/Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust staff based in NW London (Affiliate).

CATO activities are free of charge and provided over and above the support and guidance provided to clinicians by their own AHSC organisation.  Additional resources for relevant staff can also be found for RMH/ICR staff at the RMH/ICR BRC Training hub and the RBHH research & innovation pages.