Academic Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine
Academic Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine is located on the 2nd Floor, New Lister Building, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 8-16 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow, G31 2ER.
West of Scotland Academic Opportunities
The idea of taking part in research can be daunting for many people. Some fear ‘they aren’t intelligent enough’ or don’t have an immediate idea to pursue. However, if you are inquisitive, complete tasks, would like to do something a bit different then you should consider it. We have a range of consultants who supervise research trainees in a variety of topics who can help come up with something that interests you.
There are lots of opportunities to try your hand at research and whilst many research trainees will complete an MD or PhD, there is the option to do a taught masters degree or a teaching masters degree. There is no funding for any of these degrees, however, if you undertake it at UoG you will get a staff discount when employed as a research fellow.
As part of your academic training you will be able to complete the research HALO at all stages! You will improve your skills in:
- Critical appraisal
- Presentation and powerpoint preparation
- Research ethics and good clinical practice
- GDPR and data handling
- Statistical methods and interpretation of statistics
- Scientific writing skills
- Publishing papers
There are ‘natural’ breaks in a career when it is easier to undertake a period of research and they are
- After FY2
- Between ST3 and ST4 (often the best time as you have some clinical experience)
- As an OOP activity at a time that is in agreement with the training committee (usually ST 6 or 7).
As an academic group we can accommodate all aspects of clinical research within anaesthesia, perioperative medicine and critical care. The interests can include everything from basic science to ‘big data’ as well as bedside research.
We have 9 research fellow posts available which are 50% clinical and 50% research. They are initially for 1 year but extended by mutual agreement. They start in August or February every year.
The post are placed in:
- 1 anaesthetic post at Inverclyde Royal Hospital
- 2 anaesthetic/ICU posts at RAH Paisley
- 2 anaesthetic posts covering ICU at GJNH
- 2 ICU posts at GRI
- 2 ICU posts at Crosshouse Hospital
- Support anaesthetic trainees with research and QI/audit work
- Take part in local, regional and national projects
- Facilitate continuation and expansion of trainee projects
- Encourage networking/support within the West of Scotland
- Highlight opportunities to trainees
- Collaborate with: Research and Audit Federation of Trainees (RAFT) , University of Glasgow Unit of Academic Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Peri-operative Medicine and West of Scotland Anaesthetic Regional Teaching (WoSART)
To facilitate handing over projects or consolidation of similar projects within the West of Scotland, we have a project database.
To register your project please complete this form
QR Code - WoSTRAQ Project Application Form
WoSTRAQ 3: Pre-operative assessment and services in NHS ScotlandProject completed Abstract reference: Stark A, Hughes C, MacTier I, Chalmers L. Availability of preoperative assessment services in the West of Scotland: a survey. European Journal of Anaesthesiology 2023; 40(61):391.
- Chair: Cara Hughes, QEUH
- Secretary: Iain MacTier, RAH
- Communications lead: Adam Stark, subspecs
- Database manager: Louis Chalmers, QEUH
- Teaching leads: Anna-Marie Tiah, UHM, and Roshan Saleh, UHC
For further information, please see our Constitution
The posts at GRI and Crosshouse can go to Single ICM or non anaesthetic dual trainees. All the other posts must have an anaesthesia background.
If you decide to complete a doctoral degree and hold an NTN then we do have a university appointed Clinical Lecturer post in Anaesthesia and Critical Care as part of the SCREDS scheme (The Scottish Clinical Research Excellence Development Scheme). This allows you do work 80% clinical and have 20% of your time within academia without extending your training. These posts allow future academics time to amass a post-doctoral body of work that will enhance applications for (MRC/Wellcome etc) fellowships post CCT.
If you would like to do some research or teaching but not undertake a higher degree there are still opportunities within the WoS training scheme. We have the ability to appoint 2 trainees as NHS Clinical Lecturers at stage 3 of training. These posts allow for 25-50% of training at ST6 and/or 7 (6 months training time in total) to be taken in research or teaching as a specialist interest area (SIA). These posts will be advertised regionally.
So if you want to do something a bit different, be an expert and go to conferences in exotic parts of the world think about research and get in contact with either:Prof Tara Quasim
Prof Ben Shelley
Dr Mark Andonovic, Clinical Lecturer
WoSTRAQ is the West of Scotland Anaesthetic Trainee Research, Audit and QI Network.
We aim to: