Achieving success in clinically based research: the importance of mentoring

Ward, Elizabeth C., Hargrave, Catriona, Brown, Elizabeth, Halkett, Georgia and Hogg, Peter (2017) Achieving success in clinically based research: the importance of mentoring. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 64 4: 315-320. doi:10.1002/jmrs.234

Author Ward, Elizabeth C.
Hargrave, Catriona
Brown, Elizabeth
Halkett, Georgia
Hogg, Peter
Title Achieving success in clinically based research: the importance of mentoring
Journal name Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2051-3909
Publication date 2017-06-01
Year available 2017
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/jmrs.234
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 64
Issue 4
Start page 315
End page 320
Total pages 6
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Abstract Within the professions of radiation therapy and medical imaging, clinician led research activity is becoming more prevalent. However, more is needed. A key component of continuing to develop professional groups who are both research active and producing high quality clinical research, is research mentoring. The authors of this paper share a common interest in enhancing research capacity through research mentoring within the health workforce, and came together to run a workshop on this issue at the 11th Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMMIRT 2016) conference in Brisbane. Theory, clinical insights and issues regarding research mentoring were raised in the workshop as were the benefits of having dedicated research positions embedded within the health workforce to help provide support and build capacity. Key elements from this workshop are shared within this article, with the objective to encourage clinicians and clinical researchers to invest the time and effort into seeking and providing good quality research mentoring. A single service example is used to demonstrate how this can lead to enhanced research engagement and productivity.
Keyword Mentoring
Clinical research
Research capacity building
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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