Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Creating a Research and Innovation Culture

NHS Research & Development North West and the Centre for Professional Workforce Development have released feedback on their recent event 'Creating a Research and Innovation Culture.'

The workshop, attended by people with team leadership responsibility from psychology, pharmacy, healthcare scientists and allied health professionals, sought to initiate a meaningful discussion on the development of a culture of research and innovation within the North West NHS workforce and the support required to deliver on this agenda.

Please click here to view the full report.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Parkinson's research grants

Parkinson's UK are welcoming applications for their international innovation grants.

They are designed to fund research that tests new and original ideas in the field of Parkinson's.

For more details please click here. Details of other Parkinson's research grants can be found here.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Research Training Fellowships

The Dunhill Medical Trust have announced up to four Research Training Fellowships to be awarded in Spring 2014.

Applications are invited from talented clinicians and health or social care professionals (including more senior staff) working in the NHS, social services or UK higher education institutions who would like a career in research aimed at improving care for older people, but lack the necessary training and academic grounding.

Whilst successful candidates will be expected to undertake a practical research project, the main focus of the Fellowships will be on the completion of a robust training programme to equip them with a detailed understanding of applied research principles and practice. Applicants will also be expected to undertake a higher degree (eg. MPhil, MRes, PhD) during the course of the Fellowship.

A specific focus for this round of Research Training Fellowships is on the new health and social care system and how innovation can provide better person-focused, integrated care for older people. Successful candidates will be enabled to bring fresh thinking and new ideas to this important and wide-ranging topic by being provided with the appropriate research training and support as a DMT Fellow.

DMT Research Training Fellowships are intended to be flexible and may be undertaken on either a three year full-time or four year part-time basis.Financial support may be either in the form of a PhD stipend or an individual's salary at the appropriate grade (including on-costs), plus up to £10k p.a. to cover research expenses, tuition and other fees.

Host institutions for the Fellowships should be a relevant university department, teaching hospital or other recognised research centre within the UK. Supervisors should be experienced researchers based in a host department appropriate to the research proposed and be prepared to commit sufficient time to ensure that the Fellow receives a through theoretical and practical grounding in research methods.

Potential applicants should visit DMT's website where detailed guidelines for the Research Training Fellowship scheme and application forms can be downloaded. The closing date for applications is Friday 10 January 2014.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Research Survey for Occupational Therapists

Would you like to express your opinions on the language used by Occupational Therapists for anxiety and stress in palliative care?

The purpose of this research is to explore the opinions of qualified Occupational Therapists in the UK on anxiety and stress for patients in palliative care in the community, as it has been identified as a key influence on professional practice in this field.

Sam Pywell is a post-graduate PhD student looking to recruit 100 qualified Occupational Therapists who work in clinical practice, research or academia to participate in an e-questionnaire (maximum 30 minutes).

The results will be anonymised and go towards her PhD thesis and publications. Sam would really like to hear your views, so if you are interested, please click here for the questionnaire.

Please contact Sam for more information.