- Course: Clinical Research Methods MSc
- Year of graduation: 2016
- Job title: Senior Children’s Physiotherapist and NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Research Fellow
I graduated from the University of Leeds in 2016 with a degree in MSc Clinical Research Methods. I now work as a Senior Children’s Physiotherapist and NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Research Fellow at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Leeds.
A degree from Leeds has helped me progress more quickly in my career as it has enabled me to pursue further NIHR fellowships and demonstrate skills within a senior clinical position.
Studying at Leeds has been seen as an advantage by current/potential employers at interview as clinical managers supported me to complete my MSc via the NIHR.
The values and behaviours a Leeds award provide in my professional role is I use the skills gained from my MSc on a daily basis and they provided me with a set of foundation research skills that I have since progressed with the University of Leeds and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
Academic, researchers and practitioners at Leeds have shaped my professional life as they have supported me with the publication of my MSc research study which has supported my clinical work but also my application for a PhD.
A Leeds degree has contributed to my career as without the University of Leeds, I would not have been able to start my clinical academic career, something that I am passionate to contribute for a long time. My next step is an application for a PhD which will be with the University of Leeds.