BACD-Castang Fellowship Programme

BACD and the Castang Foundation are pleased to announce the inaugural round of the BACD-Castang Fellowship Programme.


This two year programme aims to develop future childhood neurodisability clinical academic research leaders by providing tailored mentoring and opportunities for workshop based targeted learning and multi-disciplinary networking. Outstanding candidates will be supported to advance their own research programme and submit a competitive research grant application to a national funder.


Click here for further details and eligibility criteria. Closing date 13.00hrs, Thursday 22 December 2016.



The British Academy of Childhood Disability (BACD) is an organisation for professionals working in the field of childhood disability.


The group operates as an affiliate group of the British Association of Community Child Health, a specialty group of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and as the UK branch of the European Academy of Childhood Disability.

We encourage membership from all disciplines working in the field of childhood disability.

The aims of the BACD are:

  • to be a means of networking and mutual support for all those working in district and tertiary level services for children with neurodevelopmental disability
  • to promote communication between Child Development Teams
  • to organise regular national multidisciplinary meetings on child development and disability
  • to promote the development of quality standards, guidelines for good practice and audit in the field of child development and disability
  • to encourage debate and promote research into the many outstanding questions in childhood disability
  • to work closely with voluntary organisations and others to advocate for children with disabilities and their families

The BACD committee has representation from the disciplines of Paediatrics, Speech and language therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Psychology, Nursing and Education.



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