Raising awareness of research careers among nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
The Researcher is a new digital publication made by health researchers for health researchers.
Health Education England (HEE), NHS Research and Development North West and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) have worked together with a team of early career researchers and award-winning writer Rob Young to produce the magazine which illustrates the real-life stories of what it is like to undertake a research career.
Three editions of The Researcher are planned. The first edition had the theme of Breaking boundaries. Issue 2, Keeping balanced was published in October 2016 and Issue 3 Maintaining momentum is now live.
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“At HEE we have a responsibility to develop a workforce that embraces research and innovation, and to support clinical academic careers for health professionals. I am passionate about research and evidence-based decision making, and the impact it can have on the quality of patient care. I hope that these real-life stories of the positives and challenges of undertaking research will inspire other early career researchers to get involved and think about what they can offer to improve services and care for patients. For those in the middle of a research project, we hope that the magazine gives you the encouragement to keep going and share your experiences with others.”
Nicki Latham, Executive Director of Performance and Development at HEE