Community Paediatric Dietitian, NottinghamCityCare Partnership PhD student, University of Nottingham Background Started Master of Nutrition in 2005. 4 year undergraduate masters with 3 clinical placements. Undertook summer studentship in year 2. Qualified as HPC dietitian on completion in 2009. LBR funding Started MSc in Advanced Dietetic Practice in 2009. MSc majority funded through Learning Beyond Registration. Self funded research project. Funding runs from April to March. NIHR funding Applied for NIHR Clinical Academic Training programme (PhD funding) in 2012. http://www.nihrtcc.nhs.uk/cat/eligibility Took 3 ½ months to complete application. Allow 1 year. Application reviewed by two people. PhD Offered p/t PhD with Uni of Nottingham on back of NIHR application. Part time pro rata stipend. Fees paid by school. Started in July 2013. PhD – Weight management in pregnancy. MAGIC study – collaboration between UoN and NUH. Lincoln ‘Bumps and Beyond’ study – collaboration between UoN and Lincolnshire Community Health Services. PhD – weight management in pregnancy. Part 1 – changes in eating habits whilst pregnant. Part 2 – micronutrient supplement use in pregnancy. Part 3 – mechanisms of action for intervention programme. Funding opportunities LBR funding NIHR funding Research Councils Charities Any questions?