King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Scientific title
Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship
Principal Investigator
Adrienne Cormican
Year awarded
Grant value
Research ID
SA/NIHR PCAF 19\100001
Research area
Start date
Sunday 1 September 2019
End date
Monday 31 August 2020
12 months

In 2019, we partnered with the National Institute for Health Research to co-fund two Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship (PCAF) awards. These awards create dedicated time for healthcare professionals in England to develop an application for a doctoral-level (e.g. PhD) training Fellowship. It also allows them to undertake training which will give them the skills to be competitive candidates for a doctoral-level funding scheme.

Adrienne is an Occupational Therapist based at King’s College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She has been working as an Occupational Therapist for nine years and has extensive experience working in neuro-rehabilitation.

During her PCAF Adrienne will complete a Masters degree (MRes) in Clinical Research at City University of London. During her Masters, she hopes to complete a dissertation investigating an algorithm that can be used to predict arm recovery after stroke. She will also undertake training, attend conferences, and develop her clinical skills.