The Academic Paediatrics Association (GBI) is committed to the promotion of Academic Paediatrics and Child Health, open to all levels of clinical and non-clinical academic staff, and those with NHS appointments, who are actively involved in research and teaching related to paediatrics and child health in the UK and Eire. The aims of the Association are to promote excellence in research relevant to child health and to support the teaching of paediatrics.  Read more.

President: Professor Paul Winyard

Secretary: Professor Howard Clark

Treasurer: Professor Andrew Wilkinson


NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme - apply by 29th October

Thu 12 Oct 2023

The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme is open for applications! 

This unique programme gives NHS staff the skills, knowledge, and contacts to develop an innovative project or idea that could benefit patients or the wider NHS.

To find out more visit our website www.nhscep.com/apply-now applications close 29th October 2023.

The Academic toolkit - almost everything you've ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask ...

Tue 26 Sep 2023

Academic toolkit

This 'how to guide' was jointly developed by the Academic Paediatrics Association (GB and Irelend), the UK Experimental Arthritis Treatment Centre for Children (EATC for Children) and the RCPCH.   

This is a perfect stepping-on point for anyone interested in paediatrics or already committed paediatric trainees to explore more about academic careers. There are tips on many areas such as improving your applications, academic checklists, writing a compelling PhD proposal and case studies outlining career journeys by your predecessors. Don't be surprised by the amazing variety of paths travelled - there is hope for us all. 

Access it here: https://academictoolkit.org/



New Academic posts in Birmingham

Mon 25 Sep 2023

The posts of Associate Professor (equivalent to previous senior lecturer posts) are now live on University of Birmingham jobs at the links below and job descriptions attached for info:

  1. Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor (Paediatrics)


  1. Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor (Specialty Agnostic)


The closing date is 23.59pm on 15th November 2023. 



RCPCH Conference 2024 - abstract deadline 30 Oct 2023


The annual flagship meeting for the RCPCH is being held in Birmingham again from 25 to 27 March 2024.

The theme this year is is 'Building a bright future together'.

Abstracts should be submitted via: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/news-events/rcpch-conference/submit-abstract