Staff learn how to get started in research

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A group of 25 nurses, midwives and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHP) took part in a learning event about getting started with research.

NMAHP staff who were already active in research reflected on their journeys and shared important lessons. In a number of interactive sessions, participants then considered what research was, how they could get started with research in their practice, and how to maximise the benefits and overcome the challenges of doing research.

The participants also heard from the Tayside Medical Science Centre (TASC) team about the support they provide for practitioners. The day concluded with workshops on how to find and critique research evidence, and how to get evidence into practice.

This was the first time in many years that the Nursing and Midwifery Directorate and the Allied Health Professions Directorate have come together to support professional development in research across their respective professional groups.

It was a truly exciting day for all involved. Evaluation feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive, with participants saying that they had gained confidence, skills and enthusiasm for research.

Dr Jenna Breckenridge, lead for allied health professions research and Dr Debbie Baldie, senior nurse, research and development are interested in supporting as many people as possible to build research into their professional practice. Don’t hesitate to contact them to learn more.

Jenna Breckenridge: j.breckenridge@dundee.ac.uk

Debbie Baldie: dbaldie@nhs.net

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