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Case Studies

Dealing with initial PhD rejection

A personal account by James Webbe.

Following a non-conventional route to a funded PhD

Here, Tim talks about his experience entering the formal academic world.

How I got into research

A personal account by Gemma Saint.

Natalie’s experience of International Child Health Research

We speak to Natalie about her experience of research internationally, the skills that she has learnt along the way and offers advice for those wanting to get involved in research.

Rashmi’s non-conventional route to OOPR

Rashmi talks about her journey to doing out of programme research (OOPR) and highlights the importance of diversity in research.

Reena's non-conventional journey to OOPR

A personal account by Reena Perchard.

How Aisling got started in research Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-UBHx4Br3U

Dr Aisling Flinn (Academic Clinical Lecturer, Paediatric Immunology) discusses how she first got involved in research, lessons learnt and the challenges she has experienced.

How Chris got started in research Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVeYePaRbzA

Dr Chris Course (ST6 Neonatal Grid Trainee) discusses how he first got involved in research, lessons learnt and the challenges he has experienced.

How Eva got started in research Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pTmWLhVzJo

Dr Eva Wooding (ST1 Paediatric Academic Clinical Fellow) discusses how she first got involved in research, lessons learnt and the challenges she has experienced.

How Thiloka got started in research Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8SLWeYb5VE

Dr Thiloka Ratnaike (ST3 Paediatric Academic Clinical Fellow) discusses how she first got involved in research, lessons learnt and the challenges she has experienced.

International Child Health Research Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVOdvQyqvEI

Are you interested in global child health research? Here, paediatric trainees and PhD fellows based in Africa, discuss the pathways available for getting involved in international research, and discuss the ethical and logistical challenges unique to global child health research.

Why Eva joined a trainee research network Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKAHy8PXsHA

Eva talks about why she joined her regional paediatric trainee research network and how it has helped with her career.

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