Innovative Approaches to Postgraduate Clinical Education

As part of UCLan's Distinguished Visitor Programme, the University of Pittsburgh's Professor Paula Leslie will deliver her lecture 'Innovative Approaches to Postgraduate Clinical Education' at our Preston campus.

Professor Leslie has a highly acclaimed reputation for innovative practice in post-qualification clinical education.

She has a deep commitment to promoting research-informed clinical practice, and in mentoring experienced practitioners to gain new skills in applied clinical research, to enhance the quality of clinical decision-making and best practice dissemination in healthcare.

Paula led the development of a new Clinical MSc route at University of Newcastle, prior to being invited to launch a Clinical Science Doctorate at University of Pittsburgh.

The lecture will illustrate her dynamic approach to Research Informed Teaching, and her success in building skills and confidence through her clinical education model. This will draw together a wide range of UCLan academics with shared interests in postgraduate education and pedagogic research.

The lecture is open to staff across UCLan Schools, as well as to postgraduate students and all UCLan's local clinical education partners, thus enhancing the research environment.

This free event takes place on Tuesday 6th May, 4.30 - 5.30 pm, Foster Lecture Theatre 2, Preston, PR1 2HE. For registration details please click here.

AHP Service Re-design CPD Event

This exciting event is aimed at AHPs who are considering re-design of their current service or planning to implement and evaluate innovative new service developments.

It will take place on Thursday, 15 May, 1 - 4.30pm, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE.

For more information please click here or to book a place please email us.

NHS NW Post-Doctoral Research Network event

Over the last year the team at NHS Research & Development North West have developed a programme of work focussed on supporting NHS based early career researchers, specifically in the non-medical workforce.

They have run a number of workshops focussing on people undertaking a Master's in Clinical Research and the growing number of people working full-time in clinical practice whilst studying for a PhD on a part-time basis.

There is a small, but growing, community of people who have now completed their PhDs and have either returned to clinical practice or taken up a joint clinical/academic appointment which enables them to combine research with clinical practice.

The team are very keen to bring this group together to explore ways in which they can support this community and provide an opportunity for people to network with colleagues at a similar stage in their research career.

To further this programme the team are holding a networking event in Manchester on Wednesday 7th May from 2.30 – 5.00pm

Alongside exploring how to develop a community of post-doctoral researchers, there will also be really exciting plans about work they are proposing to undertake which they would like to share with you and gain your input into.

If you are able to attend this meeting please can email Leanne Gregory.