Joint Academic Career Development Programme

The CRTH HPRU's training programme is critical to our overall mission. Our goal is to establish a high-quality training and career development environment to form quantitative environmental scientists at PhD, postdoctoral and early-career fellow stages.

Merging the training activities of the NIHR CRTH and EEH HPRUs with the MRC Centre for Environment and Health into a single integrated Joint Academic Career Development Programme, our training programme takes advantage of the expertise and training resources available over a wider group of partners and offers opportunities for our trainees to develop a broad collaborative and mentoring network.

Our students and early career researchers are provided with a bespoke training programme, alongside the high-quality programmes already offered at Imperial College London, UK Health Security Agency, King’s College London and MRC Toxicology Unit at the University of Cambridge, to ensure they are equipped with the right skills and experience to become first-class researchers and future leaders in their field.

The Joint Academic Career Development Programme, led by Dr Fred Piel and Dr Stephanie Wright, supported by the Joint Academic Career Development Committee, develops activities supporting the HPRU students and early career researchers' academic progress, facilitate a broad training experience, organise academic events (e.g. annual postgraduate symposium to showcase student work) and bring the students’ perspective to the HPRU management structures.

Joint Academic Career Development Committee

The Joint Academic Career Development Committee consists of representatives from each of the partners in the HPRUs and MRC Centre, and student and early career researcher representatives. Its role is to support the development of a robust multidisciplinary programme for training the next generation of environmental health scientists affiliated with these units.

Dr Frederic Piel ICL MRC Centre and HPRUs Joint Academic Career Development Programme Director
Dr Stephanie Wright ICL MRC Centre and HPRUs Joint Academic Career Development Programme Deputy-Director
Dr Ed Seleiro ICL  HPRU in Chemical and Radiation Threats and Hazards & MRC Centre Manager
Ms Angela Lewis ICL  HPRU in Environmental Exposures and Health & MRC Centre Manager
Dr Liz Ainsbury UKHSA HPRU in Chemical and Radiation Threats and Hazards
Dr Matthew Wright UKHSA HPRU in Environmental Exposures and Health
Dr Kiran Patil  UoC MRC Tox Unit HPRU in Environmental Exposures and Health &  Chemical and Radiation Threats and Hazards
Ms Melanie Egli ICL Researchers' Society representatives