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Providing information on the latest news from across the musculoskeletal research community and the clinical research community in Scotland more generally

News from NHS Research Scotland

Funded PhD with the Lydia Osteoporosis project

Applications are invited for a full-time research training bursary (i.e. A PhD plus Doctoral Certificate in Researcher Enhancement and Development) hosted by The Centre for Person-centred Practice Research in the School of Health Sciences at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. The successful candidate will be part of a thriving doctoral community of practice within the research center. This research training offers the opportunity to carry out research as part of the Lydia Osteoporosis project.

The Lydia Osteoporosis project is generously funded by an anonymous benefactor. It is a research, education, implementation, and dissemination project with healthcare practitioners and people living with osteoporosis that aims to raise awareness of the condition as a public health issue.

Applications are invited on the following topic:

Design, implement and evaluate a personalised public health intervention to promote women’s musculoskeletal/ bone health in the peri-menopausal years. This project should draw on person-centered values and approach.

For an informal discussion about this bursary application please contact Dr. Karen Matthews or Prof Jan Dewing.

Top 10 priorities for occupational therapy research in the UK

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists recently asked for feedback on identifying the top 10 research priorities for occupational therapy. Setting the research agenda and addressing the unanswered questions that matter most to people accessing and delivering occupational therapy services is an important part of their work.

Would you like to get involved in research but don’t know how to start?

Apply to join the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Research Practice Experience for free! 

The RCP running a pilot stand-alone research practice experience for 20 clinicians. This module will be accepted towards the upcoming new research credential as part of a Post Graduate Certificate. The cost would normally be £400 for this 6-month module but will be free of charge for participants of the pilot.

The RCP will ask participants to take part in extensive feedback, to allow for improvement and fine-tuning of the module.

There is a particular focus on applicants who wish to develop research capability in the following areas:

  • ageing
  • surgery
  • neurological disorders
  • dementias and neurodegeneration
  • primary care
  • hepatology
  • critical Care
  • anaesthesia
  • mental health
  • musculoskeletal disorders
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