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Role model: Emma Crosbie

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 29 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6174
  1. Jacquie Wise

The internationally recognised researcher tells Jacqui Wise why she is passionate about nurturing the next generation of clinical academics

Clinical academia is very difficult because you have to be simultaneously good at two different things, says Emma Crosbie, professor of gynaecological oncology at the University of Manchester.

“Alongside the clinical skills you have to have a different set of skills for academia—finding the important research questions, designing studies, and being able to write and present the findings,” she says. “Unless you have a very supportive environment in which to develop both skill sets, it is very difficult to do.”

In addition to her own clinical practice at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and her research, Crosbie also supervises trainees, and she wants to replicate the experience that she had as a trainee for them.

Henry Kitchener, now emeritus professor at the University of Manchester, was her PhD …

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