Building research capacity in the allied health professions

Pickstone, Caroline and Nancarrow, Susan A. and Cooke, Jo M. and Vernon, Wesley and Mountain, Gail A. and 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. ISSN 1744-2648

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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.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2008 The Policy Press. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2013 00:09
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2013 00:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: allied health professionals; clinical research; facilitators; health services research
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4299 Other health sciences > 429999 Other health sciences not elsewhere classified
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390110 Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390409 Learning sciences
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology
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