Spotlight on careers in clinical informatics

The Faculty of Clinical Informatics is committed to supporting the professional development of our members and inspiring the next generation of clinical informaticians.  

Discover which career in clinical informatics is the right one for you by hearing from FCI members about their roles.

Here, you will find interviews with our featured 'Members of the Month'. These Members and Fellows spoke to us about their jobs, how they got into clinical informatics and their advice for anyone interested in joining the profession. 

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Member of the Month: Jane Brady

Jane trained as a paediatric nurse before moving into the world of nursing informatics.

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Member of the Month: Sam Neville

Sam is a Chief Nursing Informatics Officer (CNIO) at a large, Essex-based acute hospital trust. 

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Member of the Month: Viccie Nelson

Viccie is Associate Director of Transformation in South West London CCG. 

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Member of the Month: Carolyn McNamara

Carolyn is Clinical Trials IT Manager at the Clinical Trials and Statistics Unit at the Institute of Cancer Research. 

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Member of the Month: Sofia Michopoulou

Sofia is a (registered) Medical Physics Expert in Imaging Physics in Southampton. 

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Member of the Month: Peggy Edwards

Peggy is Chief Nursing Informatics Officer at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

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Member of the Month: William Priestly

William is a Dental Advisor at the Health and Social Care Board in Northern Ireland.

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Member of the Month: Dame Fiona Caldicott

Dame Fiona Caldicott is a Fellow of the FCI. She is the National Data Guardian for health and adult social care. 

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Member of the Month: Rafiah Badat

Rafiah is a NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow at St George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust, London, and a Speech and Language Therapist.

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Member of the Month: Will Dixon

Will is a Consultant Rheumatologist at Salford Royal Foundation Trust and a Professor of Digital Epidemiology at the University of Manchester. 

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Member of the Month: Julie Haigh

Julie is a Digital Midwife and Clinical Digital Change Manager living and working in North Cumbria. 

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Faculty of Clinical Informatics Member Webinars

The FCI hosts a series of regular webinars for its members on a range of topics and professional interests. Here, we have collated the webinars best suited to anyone interested in learning more about careers in clinical informatics. 

Learning and development

April 2021

This webinar explored some of the options available for supporting the learning and development of a clinical informatician. The discussion also included advice on how to overcome challenges, how to get support and ways to provide help for others. 

 
 

How to become a clinical informatician

March 2021

Hosted by the FCI Early Careers Group held a webinar on the different routes to becoming a clinical informatician.

 
 

Digital skills in social care

January 2022

This webinar was open to all (registered and unregistered) professionals working in social care, including nurses, social workers and occupational therapists.

 
 

FCI Rising Star Award

In 2021, the FCI Early Careers Special Interest Group put a spotlight on six cutting-edge projects led by FCI members.

The live audience had the opportunity to quiz the project team on their successes and challenges and vote for their favourite pitch.

The winner received the FCI Rising Star Award.