Building research capacity in the allied health professions

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

Author Pickstone, Caroline
Nancarrow, Susan
Cooke, Jo
Vernon, Wesley
Mountain, Gail
Boyce, Rosalie A.
Campbell, Jackie
Title Building research capacity in the allied health professions
Journal name Evidence and Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1744-2648
Publication date 2008-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1332/174426408783477864
Open Access Status
Volume 4
Issue 1
Start page 53
End page 68
Total pages 16
Place of publication Bristol, United Kingdom
Publisher Policy Press
Language eng
Subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences
Abstract This article discusses research capacity building and its relevance for health 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 authors argue for a strategic approach to research capacity building and examine the implications of current policy initiatives for AHP roles and activity in research. The importance of a sustained approach to capacity building is underscored.
Keyword Allied health professionals
Clinical research
Health services research
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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