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Hilary Williams from South London & Maudsley discusses the ways in which you can create a research culture, reflecting on her own role as research lead at SLaM.

Hilary Williams from South London & Maudsley discusses the ways in which you can create a research culture, reflecting on her own role as research lead at SLaM.

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  • 1. Oxfordshire Occupational Therapy Research Conference 2008 ‘Occupational Therapy Research & Development - the SLaM experience’ Hilary Williams Lead Occupational Therapist – Research & Development South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • 2. Today’s presentation will :
    • Outline the SLaM R&D strategy
    • Describe its implementation
    • Illustrate this with examples & important messages
  • 3. SLaM: The ‘big picture’ Local mental health & substance misuse services Teaching facility & research leader in partnership with IoP, Kings College London National & Specialist services
  • 4. SLaM Occupational Therapy: Local mental health & substance misuse services Teaching facility & research leader in partnership with IoP, Kings College London National & Specialist services
  • 5. Occupational Therapy Research & Development Strategy: Research consumers Resources that support OT research Research projects & champions Research culture
  • 6. Research culture:
  • 7. Research culture: job descriptions & competencies conferences role development days moholistserv Occupational Therapy Executive NICE guidance standardised assessments outcome measurement learning & development opportunities Occupational Therapy Strategy
  • 8. Research consumption:
  • 9. Research consumption: Conference presentations group aims & objectives journal club within role development sessions Peer reviews & benchmarking MDT journal clubs & teaching external events
  • 10. Resources supporting research:
  • 11. Resources supporting research: COT R&D Board Library London Mental Health OT Research Network mentoring Biomedical Research Centre Research Centre for Occupation in Mental Health individuals
  • 12. Research projects & champions:
  • 13. Research projects & champions: Biomedical Research Centre – Allied Health Opportunities MSc Level studies PhD candidates Research Centre for Occupation in Mental Health Clinical experts Steering groups
  • 14. What about me?
  • 15. Guidance from the literature:
    • Bland, C.J. & Schmitz, C.C. (1996). Characteristics of the Successful Researcher and Implications for Faculty Development. Journal of Medical Education, Vol. 61, 22-31.
    Highly motivated by intrinsic factors & committed Autonomy Local & peer, internal & external, networks Orientation Habits, time, autonomous Work Training, contacts & emotional support Mentor Socialisation & supportive Environment Clinical & relevant methodology In depth knowledge
  • 16. Guidance from the literature:
    • Case-Smith, J. 1997. Developing a Research Career: Advice from Occupational Therapy Researchers. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 53(1), 44-51
    All research must be shared, critiqued and evaluated Accept criticism Small steps. Good research takes time to develop 10 year plan Protect research time & involves creatively managing other demands Link roles & prioritise work Analytical skills central to a researchers role Read & appraise literature Socialisation & communication Working relationships Intellectual & social support & help with the systems (including funding) Mentor Foundation for research skill development PhD
  • 17. Key messages:
    • Time
    • Tenacity
    • Tell others of your interest
    • Take & seek out opportunities
    • Try it…
  • 18.
    • Any questions??
  • 19. Thank you:
    • for the invitation &…
    • for listening!
  • 20.
    • Hilary Williams
    • Lead Occupational Therapists (Research & Development)
    • South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
    • [email_address]