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About Academic Career Development

We aim to support and train the next generation of clinical and non-clinical researchers who will help deliver transformative changes in mental health care. Our clinical trainees come from NHS medical (particularly psychiatry and neurology) and allied healthcare professions. Non-clinical trainees join us with backgrounds in neuroscience, psychology, biological science, social science, physical science, mathematics and statistics.

Our funding opportunities include:

Students, trainees and secondees have access to the outstanding educational and training support within the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London and become members of the NIHR Academy. 

We advertise all our current opportunities on this site as they become available.

Our Team


Dr Rina Dutta

Academic Career Development Lead

Rina leads on the delivery of the BRC's Academic Career Development strategy.
Dr Patricia Zunszain

Postgraduate Research Education & Skills Lead

Patricia leads the planning and delivery of the training programme for non-clinical PhD students.
Julia Wootley

Academic Career Development Manager

Julia manages the academic career development schemes and is the first point of contact for potential & current trainees.