To achieve eligibility for a Level D academic title, applicants will require the following skills and abilities, in addition to the requirements at Level C:

  • A Level D Clinical Academic is expected to undertake senior leadership roles in clinical teaching, clinical research and scholarship, and/or in engaging with stakeholders, such as professional associations/organizations, employer groups, and/or consumer groups. They will have a record of outstanding impact and national achievement in clinical teaching, and/or clinical research.
  • In teaching, a Level D academic will take a leadership role in clinical program development and have a record of supervising students successfully to completion within advanced or specialty training programs as Principal Supervisor. These students may or may not be formally enrolled in Research Higher Degree programs.
  • In clinical research, a Level D academic will demonstrate evidence of quality and impact of their work through publications in internationally-recognised outlets. There will be evidence of a leadership role in successful applications to funding sources to support this clinical research.
  • In service and engagement, a Level D academic will make a strong contribution to the governance and collegial life of the institution, including mentoring of less experienced staff. The Level D academic will show strong leadership in the profession and in engagement with the external stakeholders and professional bodies. Clinical innovation will be accompanied by evidence of dissemination and adoption.