Education and training

The centre provides excellent opportunities for training and postgraduate education, including the supervision of researchers and clinical academics to undertake higher degrees and fellowships. Key aims are to:

The centre engenders a multi-disciplinary working environment where people are encouraged to explore their learning needs, share ideas and support others and to fulfil their potential at all stages of their career. The centre is training surgeons of the future as independent researchers through:

Established highly successful training and development short courses relevant to surgical trials are also available within the School of Social and Community Medicine where the Centre is based.

For all queries, expressions of interest or to register for a course please contact us at

Over the next decade the Bristol Centre for Surgical Research, working with other centres, surgeons and scientists, will establish evidence and train a new generation of surgeons who understand and participate in randomised trials.