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Dr Cheryl Whiting from CLAHRC South London


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How CLAHRC can nurture your talent and boost your research career.

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Dr Cheryl Whiting from CLAHRC South London

  1. 1. How CLAHRC can nurture your talent and boost your research career Dr Cheryl Whiting, Deputy Lead for Capacity Building Theme at CLAHRC South London
  2. 2. What is CLAHRC? • The Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) South London is a research organisation. • It comprises researchers, health professionals and NHS managers working at universities and within NHS organisations and local authorities, as well as health networks, advocacy groups and representatives from industry • Contribute to policy and collaborate research and implementation and improvement activity, as well as building capacity in these fields • The grants received from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and collaborating organisations help fund research activities in 8 speciality areas and some of training initiatives
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  4. 4. Key Activities supporting PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers • Develop education and training in implementation and improvement science and applied HSR - includes master classes, short courses and conferences • Support PhD students to complete thesis offering bursaries and awards for course fees and write up • Develop Doctoral and Post-doctoral research capacity through funded studentships and fellowships • Support knowledge mobilisation and translation activities in collaboration with South London HIN, BRCs and other organisations
  5. 5. Key Activities supporting PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers • Support development of Fellows networks across South London - includes Darzi, HIN/CLAHRC, Qinitiative, NIHR Knowledge mobilisation fellows and improvement and implementation fellows • One-to-one support for I&IS project design and evaluation • Contribute to NIHR resource documents on developing clinical academic careers for AHPs.
  6. 6. Nurturing your talent and helping you to: • Challenge yourselves and be the best • Sustain performance and improve your effectiveness and efficiency – publishing, grant writing, leadership etc • Gain feedback on ideas or show case your work • Acquire resources to bring about change • Develop necessary skills and attributes for success • Be inspired by roles models and similarly inspire others • Build strong networks and influential connections • Be responsive to collaborative opportunities • Be an active member of the wider research community • Navigate complex job market, build your CV and plan own career