Weaving a clinical academic career: illuminating the method and pattern to follow

DI BONA, Laura, FIELD, Becky, READ, Jennifer, JONES, Natalie, FOWLER-DAVIS, Sally, CUDD, Peter and EVANS, Laura (2019). Weaving a clinical academic career: illuminating the method and pattern to follow. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 82 (1), 60-64.

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Abstract

The benefits of developing occupational therapists as clinical academics are well recognised. They include improved healthcare outcomes and experiences for service users, efficiencies for organisations and increased prominence of occupational therapy within healthcare. Yet occupational therapists describe uncertainty about how best to navigate clinical academic career pathways. We suggest that occupational therapists can increase their research aspirations, confidence and capacity by following a four-step method, weaving together clinical, academic and personal development. We outline our view of clinical academic development as a process with flexibility to incorporate occupational therapists’ diversity of interests and circumstances. By demystifying and illuminating the process of clinical academic development, we believe that occupational therapists may be able to weave more clinical academic development opportunities into their careers and increase the profession’s research capacity.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Occupational Therapy
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/0308022618784258
SWORD Depositor: Margaret Boot
Depositing User: Margaret Boot
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2018 11:06
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2019 08:45
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/21741

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