Dr James O'Connor - "My mentor is genuinely interested in my career development and sees it as a part of his job to inspire the next generation of clinical academics."
Dr Vittal Katikireddi - "Having a mentor based at an external institution who is not a research collaborator has been invaluable."
Dr Hester Franks - "Mentoring so far has helped me to feel confident in the decisions I am making, and my mentor has also suggested different options and avenues that I had not considered."
Professor Rosalind Smyth, mentor - "Personally, I find mentoring enjoyable, and it is a privilege to advise enthusiastic and able colleagues."
Dr Vincent Yip - "The opportunity to select a mentor through the Academy programme meant that I could discuss career choices away from supervisors in my own institute, giving me a completely different perspective."
Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald, mentor - "Being a mentor has given me a chance to reflect on the issues that people face at different points in their career"
Mr Ashish Patel - "The Academy staff and website made the process of applying and selecting a suitable mentor simple and straight-forward."
Dr Chris Gale - "I wanted a mentor because I realised that independence is increasingly important for academic success and recognised that independent, frank and expert advice was essential to develop this."
Dr Ai Lyn Tan - "I was pleased to be invited to attend one of the Academy’s Mentoring Skills workshops - it’s very useful for both mentees and mentors to be trained."