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


Director of the Centre for Academic Child Health, Bristol

Mon 5 Feb 2024

The University of Bristol is looking to appoint an Associate Professor/Professor with a proven track record of applied research in a Paediatric or Child Health related specialty. The post holder will be based in the Centre for Academic Child Health (CACH) (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/academic-child-health/) in the Department of Population Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, and will take on the role of Centre Director.

Application details are available at www.bris.ac.uk/jobs, via vacancy number ACAD107392, with a closing date of 25 February 2024.

Invitation to take part in the development of new reporting guidelines

Fri 22 Dec 2023

An open invitation to get involved with two new reporting guidelines that are specific to paediatric/child health clinical trials: SPIRIT-Children and CONSORT-Children.

Suboptimal reporting is a well-documented problem in published paediatric/child health clinical trial protocols and reports. It impedes trial end-users from being able to evaluate, replicate, synthesise, and build upon study findings. It impacts evidence-based decision making by patients, clinicians, and policymakers. Hence, the need to generate internationally harmonised and comprehensive reporting guidance applicable across Paediatrics and Child Health. 

More information is availalbe from this website, and you can participate by registering and completing a brief (3-5 minute) survey: https://surveys.sickkids.ca/surveys/?s=7D7CHLHK3K9HE8L8

Project details and materials will be made publicly available on the Open Science Frameworkhttps://osf.io/bka4e/.


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/