The Beacon

Inspiring clinical academics from all walks of life.


We have successfully delivered numerous clinical academic paid internships for those from under-represented communities.


You are invited to join us at the first Beacon Academy conference ‘Breaking Ground’, where we celebrate successes, share best practice and deliver academic skills training.

Academic Skills

We provide free, accessible training on academic skills to help you become comfortable with presentations, posters and publications.

Feedback from our interns

Our story

Dr Thomas Dale MacLaine (founder of Warwick Surgical MedTech) and Dr Charlotte Simms (founder of Warwick Student Athena SWAN) designed and co-ordinated four internships, protected for those from under-represented backgrounds. The aim was to create opportunities to upskill ‘under-represented’ communities in clinical research, through mentored internships in healthcare technologies and healthcare innovation.


We appreciate any and all comments and questions. If you’re looking to set up a Beacon Internship programme, become a mentor, volunteer, enquire about our work or just looking for more information, hit the button below.