Academic supervisor/research project supervisor
Every ACF/CL will have a named academic supervisor to support the academic/research component of their programme. Academic trainees should work closely with their supervisors, meeting them regularly to agree on project aims, discuss progress and plan what further skills and training might be required.
For the clinical element of their academic programmes, trainees will have a clinical supervisor who is responsible for overseeing their clinical work for a specified placement in a clinical environment. These supervisors can also provide advice and support to academic trainees, but usually in the context of their clinical training.