YHFS Specialised Foundation Programmes 

West Yorkshire (WY) Specialised Posts

  • 18 Specialised Research Programmes.
  • 3 Medical Education Placements
  • Enrolment on the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Research (or equivalent programme)

The full specialised rotations for YHFS are available at the bottom of the page (filter by West).

 

How to Apply

For details of how to apply, please see our Recruitment and Retention section. If you have any queries, please contact foundation.yh@hee.nhs.uk

 

Within West Yorkshire there are 21 Specialised Academic Foundation Training Programmes.  These incorporate a standard F1 training programme and an F2 training programme which includes a 4-month academic research or medical education attachment at the University of Leeds and enrolment on an appropriate Postgraduate Certificate in Health Research.

  • 18 of the Specialised Foundation Research Placements are offered in research areas linked to a broad range of clinical specialties
  • 3 of the Specialised Foundation Placements are in Medical Education

 

Projects and Supervisors

Specialised Foundation Academic Projects and Supervisors – West Yorkshire (for 4-month F2 projects in Aug 22-Jul 23)

West Yorkshire Academic Foundation Placements (Specialised Foundation) are available with the following supervisors in the research areas indicated below. If there is not a project offered in a particular specialty that you are interested in pursuing research in please contact Jo Bentley (J.Bentley@leeds.ac.uk) to discuss.

 

 

Supervisor

Clinical Specialty

Project description

1

Dr Oliver Todd

Dr Andrew Clegg

Geriatric Medicine

Is blood pressure variability a predictor of treatment effect in older people with hypertension? An individual Patient Data (IPD) meta analysis of randomised control trials

2

Dr Darren Treanor

Histopathology (Digital Pathology)

Evaluating new systems for digital pathology

3

Dr Darren Treanor

Histopathology (Digital Pathology)

Are you sure it’s cancer? Cognition, error and image quality in diagnostic pathology

4

Dr Darren Treanor

Histopathology (Digital Pathology)

Artificial intelligence and digital pathology for the diagnosis of cancer

5

Ms Grainne Bourke

Plastic Surgery

Patient related outcome measures in children's hand surgery. Several options for projects here to link with national and international outcomes assessments in congenital hand  surgery

6

Ms Grainne Bourke

Plastic Surgery

Functional Rotational limb range  in adolescence with and without nerve injury

7

Ms Grainne Bourke

Plastic Surgery

Patient related outcome measures after hand trauma. Is there a gender difference in evaluation

8

Ms Grainne Bourke

Plastic Surgery

Evaluation of nerve repair after injury – imaging/clinical/neurophysiology

9

Prof Hemant Pandit

Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery

Sensors in orthopaedic surgery 

10

Prof Hemant Pandit

Prof Simon Howell

Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery

– perioperative medicine

Use of platelet rich plasma in knee arthritis

11

Dr Anthony Howard

 

Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery

 

How we manage polytrauma - evaluation of the physiological and psychological pathways

12

Dr Anthony Howard

Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery

Study into medical error in surgery both in the UK and Internationally

13

Dr Anthony Howard

Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery

Management of Trauma Surgery in South America

14

Dr Anthony Howard

Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery

Pilot Studies for an RCT in common orthopaedic conditions

15

Prof Dermot Burke

General Surgery

Improving outcomes of emergency general surgery

16

Prof Dermot Burke

General Surgery

Identification of patients at risk of aspiration pneumonia after abdominal surgery

17

Prof Dermot Burke

General Surgery

Improving outcomes for patients with intestinal failure.

18

Mr Yazan Khaled

General Surgery

Systematic review on quality of life after Total Pancreatectomy. Analysis of the literature and local data. 

19

Mr Yazan Khaled

General Surgery

Neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio as a predictor for response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with pancreatic cancer.

20

Mr Yazan Khaled

General Surgery

20-year review of Leeds Pathology Protocol margin analysis post Pancreaticoduodenectomy- longest FU series .

21

Mr Yazan Khaled

General Surgery

Outcome of 20-year series of venous + pancreatic resection at Leeds Pancreatic Unit.

22

Prof David Jayne

Mr Joshua Burke

General Surgery

Investigating novel therapies for gastrointestinal anastomotic healing”

23

Miss Candice Downey

General Surgery

“Quality of life after emergency surgery”

 

24

Mr Chris Derham

Mr Ryan Mathew

Neurosurgery

Biomechanical stability of the cervical spine. Pathological processes implicated in degenerative cervical disc disease.

25

Prof Julian Scott 

Mr Marc Bailey

Mr Jonathan De Siqueira

Mr Henry Davies

Vascular Surgery

Multi-morbidity and mortality in vascular surgery and the impact of peri-operative optimisation

26

Prof Julian Scott 

Mr Marc Bailey

Mr Ryan Laloo

Mr Henry Davies

Vascular Surgery

Mortality and outcome following intervention turndown in multiply co-morbid patients with non-ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.

27

Mr Marc Bailey

Prof Julian Scott 

Mr Ryan Laloo

Vascular Surgery

Opportunities for optimisation of secondary prevention after successful aortic aneurysm repair and efficacy of post-EVAR surveillance programme

28

Mr Jonathan De Siqueira

Prof Julian Scott 

Mr Henry Davies

Vascular Surgery

Frailty and co-morbidity in dialysis starters: is the apparent survival advantage in surgically created vascular access related to patient factors

29

Prof Julian Scott 

Mr Ryan Laloo

Mr Marc Bailey

Vascular Surgery

Outcomes following below knee amputation in Leeds; impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

30

Prof Julian Scott 

Mr Ryan Laloo

Mr Marc Bailey

Vascular Surgery

One year outcomes following acute limb ischaemia; does COVID-19 impact results

31

Prof Simon Howell

Dr Richard Wakefield

Prof Ai Lyn Tan

Anaesthesia/Intensive Care

 

Assessment of frailty and sarcopenia in surgical patients using ultrasound imaging of muscle

32

Prof Simon Howell

Anaesthesia

Pain management in patients undergoing major body cavity surgery: do opiate sparing strategies improve quality of recovery?

33

Prof Simon Howell

Anaesthesia

Targeting exercise prehabilitation strategies in older surgical patients.  Is effective training feasible in a limited time window?

34

Prof Simon Howell

Anaesthesia

Health informatics Assessing co-morbidity in surgical patients using routine hospital data

35

Prof Khalid Naseem

Prof Ramzi Ajjan

Dr Rebecca Sagar           

Endocrinology

Platelet hyperactivity in double diabetes.

36

Prof Ann Morgan

Dr Euan Baxter

Prof Khalid Naseem

Rheumatology/Cardiology

Assessing Fcgamma receptor fcyRlla sinalling events in platelets: a therapeutic target in autoimmunity and cardiovascular disease.

37

Prof Ann Morgan

Dr Euan Baxter

Dr Jim Robinson

Rheumatology

Optimising therapeutic monocloonal antibody design for autoimmunity and cancer

38

Prof Ann Morgan

Dr Euan Baxter

Dr Jim Robinson

Rheumatology

Unravelling how autoantibodies potentiate autoimmunity and modulate treatment response through studying fcg Receptor biology.

39

Prof Ann Morgan

Dr Sarah Mackie

Dr Aruna Chakrabarty

Rheumatology

Can blindness and ischaemic symptoms in giant cell arteritis be predicted by histological features?

40

Prof Ann Morgan

Dr Sarah Mackie

Dr Aruna Chakrabarty

Rheumatology

Does macrophage and T-cell polarization in giant cell arteritis tissue biopsies predict response to treatment?

41

Prof Ann Morgan

Dr Sarah Mackie

 

Rheumatology

Can response to steroids be predicted at disease onset in in giant cell arteritis? Can we identify patients who require additional immunosuppressant therapy/biologics at presentation?

42

Prof Ann Morgan

Dr Mark Isles

Rheumatology

Identifying genetic predictors of GCA, PMR or COVID-19 through polygenic risk score analysis

43

Dr Sarah Mackie

Rheumatology 

The potential for applying artificial intelligence to the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis

44

Dr Sarah Mackie

Rheumatology

What’s the best way to train junior doctors and non-specialists to recognize jaw claudication?

 

Dr Sarah Mackie

Rheumatology

How do steroids affect brain structure? A pilot neuroimaging study

45

Prof Ann Morgan

Prof Andrew Scarsbrook

Dr Harry Tsoumpas

Rheumatology

Enhancing imaging analysis and reporting in large vessel vasculitis through novel analytical techniques.

46

Prof Philip Conaghan

Dr Sarah Kingsbury

Rheumatology

Osteoarthritis, multimorbidity and pain

 

47

Prof Philip Conaghan

Dr Sarah Kingsbury

Rheumatology

Workplace interventions for multimorbidity

 

48

Prof Anne-Maree Keenan

Prof Anthony Redmond

Rheumatology/Diabetes

Foot Stress Fractures in Peri-menopausal Women:  incidence and impact

49

Dr Peter Swoboda

Cardiology (Cardiac MRI)

Mechanisms and significance of cardiac fibrosis detected by MRI in endurance athletes

50

Dr Eylem Levelt

Cardiology (Cardiac MRI)

Clinical outcomes associated with obesity in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy”

51

Dr Eylem Levelt

 

Cardiology

Impact of ketone infusion on myocardial function and energetics in healthy volunteers and patients with diabetes

52

  Dr Andrew Walker,

  Dr Richard Cubbon,

Prof Mark Kearney

Cardiology

Understanding factors that promote healthy cardiovascular ageing

53

Dr Richard Cubbon
Dr Michael Drozd

Cardiology

Understanding the predisposition to infection in people with cardiovascular disease

 

54

Dr Eylem Levelt,

Prof Eleanor Scott,

Prof Sven Plein

Cardiology

Exploring the impact of gestational diabetes on the myocardial energetic, structural and functional adaptations to third trimester of pregnancy.

There are additional projects available in:-

55

Dr Kate Marks

Histopathology

Please contact K.M.Marks@leeds.ac.uk

56

Prof Andy Scarsbrook

Radiology

Please contact A.F.Scarsbrook@leeds.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Education

Specialised Foundation Programme in Medical Education

West Yorkshire Rotation

 

The Leeds Institute of Medical Education (LIME) is a vibrant environment for learning and teaching with an international profile of excellence.  The Institute holds 6 ASPIRE to excellence awards from the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) and benefits from a wealth of experience and a strong track record of scholarship in medical pedagogy.  Successful candidates will work within the Medical School during a dedicated 4-month FY2 rotation to support teaching across the MBChB course.  Specialised Foundation Programme (SFP) Med Ed trainees should have a passion for education and be keen to expand their knowledge and skills in teaching through bespoke training, feedback, and mentoring from experts at the University. 

 

What will I do?

SFP Trainees will teach core elements of the MBChB course during a dedicated 4-month Medical Education FY2 rotation.  Sessions will include anatomy demonstrating, practical skills instructing, small group facilitation, communication skills training, lecturing, and bedside teaching.  There will also be opportunities to contribute to curriculum development and assessment.  Research projects in clinical education will be encouraged and supported with expenses available to present at pedagogic conferences such as AMEE and ASMEE.  Examples of key active research themes within the Institute include the digital delivery of teaching, curriculum development, the involvement of students in their education, patients as educational partners, innovation in assessment, and the use of cutting-edge technologies such as ProximieTM and HololensTM in the delivery of teaching.  Trainees will have study leave to attend relevant training and CPD opportunities during the F2 year of Foundation Programme post.

 

Who should apply?

We expect a highly competitive application process for the scheme recruiting high calibre trainees with a passion for education.  We hope to attract trainees interested in a career in medical education keen to further their existing knowledge, skills and experience.  Successful completion of an SFP in Medical Education will prepare trainees for competitive application to Academic Clinical Fellowships in Medical Education and provide a stepping-stone towards the study of higher degrees in the speciality (Masters, PhD etc).

 

Is this an official University position?

The SFP Med Ed programme is a valuable opportunity for formal training in and experience of student education within the University of Leeds.  A University Visiting Worker ‘honorary’ contract entitles trainees to the use of UoL resources including the Library, CPD courses and online journal access.

 

What training will I receive?

SFP Med Ed Trainees will receive bespoke training and mentorship from experienced educators within the School of Medicine.  Sessions will be focussed on ensuring trainees develop their teaching skills through hands-on practice with peer and expert feedback to improve performance.  Successful applicants will receive feedback on their teaching practice over the period of the scheme.  Training will include practical skills teaching, small group facilitation, lecturing, online delivery of teaching (hybrid), feedback, and assessment.

 

Will I get a formal qualification from the scheme?

SFP Med Ed trainees will complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education (PGCert) over the course of their FY2 rotation.  Study leave will be available to complete the modules required.  Trainees will also be encouraged to apply for Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy during their post, with support from the PRISE scheme at the University of Leeds.  Trainees will receive certificates to confirm CPD received and formal feedback on their teaching performance which can be used as evidence for their ePortfolio.

 

How do I apply?

Please apply through the Oriel application process for Foundation training and complete the Speciality programme section.

 

For queries about the programme, please contact Dr Andrew Walker

a.m.n.walker@leeds.ac.uk. For application queries please contact the Foundation team at Foundation.yh@hee.nhs.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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