Council of Deans of Health Fellowship Scheme

We’re delighted to be launching our brand new Fellowship Scheme. As part of the Council’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, this scheme hopes to encourage career progression in healthcare academia for academics that are currently underrepresented within our membership, either on the basis of any protected characteristic such as gender or race, or in terms of discipline/profession such as midwifery and allied health.

Applicants for the Fellowship Scheme should come from any academic role within faculty or department. The Fellowship Scheme is not open to our named members and their deputies (e.g. deans/deputy deans).

What the Fellowship involves

We are pleased to be offering a year-long programme of events and activities for the selected Fellows. This will include access to all Council member resources, online events and policy advisory group activities aligned with fellows’ academic interests and areas of expertise. Each Fellow will receive one to one mentorship with a Council member (Pro Vice Chancellor, Dean, or other role depending on the fellow’s career aspirations and interests). You will receive free access to the Council’s Annual Conference alongside dedicated training sessions for Fellows, opportunities to access the Council’s staff team and opportunities to shadow the Council Chair and Chief Executive, if required.


Candidates will need to meet the following criteria to be eligible to join the Fellowship Scheme:

  • Be employed by a CoDH member institution (healthcare faculty) anywhere in the UK. Applicants for the Fellowship Scheme should currently be below dean/head of faculty level.
  • Be committed to progress their careers in healthcare academia.
  • Have a relevant healthcare background to the disciplines covered by the Council: allied health, nursing and midwifery
  • Have an active interest in either healthcare education, research or other academic activity in a higher education institution

Priority will be given to applicants from the groups which are currently underrepresented within the Council, specifically in terms of ethnicity, gender and/or profession. If you’re unsure whether you are eligible to apply, please contact Amelia Canning.

How to apply

We will be opening applications in November, which will coincide with Race Equity Month. There will be a selection process led by Council staff, trustees and the Chair of our Anti-Racism group. More information about how to apply will be available on this page nearer the time.

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