Colleagues across Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT) are reviewing existing clinical academic support and opportunities and looking to introduce new initiatives to encourage more NMAHPPs (Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health Professionals, Healthcare Scientists, Pharmacy Staff and Psychologists) into research activities and help improve understanding of how research can be used in clinical practice. These developments are strategically guided by an ICHT Clinical Academic Research Committee (focusing on NMAHPPs) that is working to bring all professions together. This drive within Imperial corresponds with the national initiative being led by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Health Education England (HEE) to develop the Integrated Clinical Academic Programme (ICA) for NMAHPPs.

The Imperial Clinical Academic Research Committee meets three times each year and includes representation from all major NMAHPP professions. ICHT staff interested in getting involved in research activities are invited, in the first instance, to make contact with the committee member for their profession.

Contact details:

Specialty/ Professions

Research contact


 Clinical Psychology

Agnes Kocsis

Diagnostic Radiography

Lesley Honeyfield


Gary Frost

Healthcare Science

Emma Walker

Nursing and Midwifery

Mary Wells


Rowena McNamara


Bryony Dean Franklin

Therapy Services (Physio, OT)

Caroline Alexander

Therapeutic Radiography

Camarie Welgemoed

Therapy Services (SLT, Dietetics)

Lina Johansson