Building research capacity in the allied health professions

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Pickstone, Caroline, Nancarrow, Susan A., Cooke, Jo M., Vernon, Wesley, Mountain, Gail A., Boyce, Rosalie A. and Campbell, Jackie A.. 2008. "Building research capacity in the allied health professions ." Evidence and Policy: a journal of research, debate and practice. 4 (1), pp. 53-68. https://doi.org/10.1332/174426408783477864
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Building research capacity in the allied health professions

ERA Journal ID122881
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsPickstone, Caroline (Author), Nancarrow, Susan A. (Author), Cooke, Jo M. (Author), Vernon, Wesley (Author), Mountain, Gail A. (Author), Boyce, Rosalie A. (Author) and Campbell, Jackie A. (Author)
Journal TitleEvidence and Policy: a journal of research, debate and practice
Journal Citation4 (1), pp. 53-68
Number of Pages16
Year2008
Place of PublicationBristol, United Kingdom
ISSN1744-2648
1744-2656
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1332/174426408783477864
Abstract

This article discusses research capacity building and its relevance for heath practitioners using allied health professionals (AHPs) as a case example. Allied health professionals is a term used to represent a diverse group of health workers, each with a discrete clinical focus, whose needs for research capacity building are likely to be similar to one another and to other medical and nursing professionals. The work of AHPs challenges many current research paradigms being complex and multidisciplinary in nature, often delivered in community settings and focusing on holistic outcomes. This article examines some of the current drivers in the healthcare context and highlights tensions for AHPs in developing their research base in basic science and applied health research. The aurthors argue for a strategic approach to research capacity building and examine the implications of current policy inibatives for AHP roles and activity in research. The importance of a sustained approach to capacity building is underscored.

Keywordsallied health professionals; clinical research; facilitators; health services research
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020429999. Other health sciences not elsewhere classified
390110. Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
390409. Learning sciences
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© 2008 The Policy Press. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
University of Queensland
University of Northampton, United Kingdom
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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