Not enough time for research? Use of supported funding to promote allied health research activity

Rachel Wenke, Kelly Weir, Christy Noble, Jill Mahoney, Sharon Mickan
  • Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, June 2018, Dove Medical Press
  • DOI: 10.2147/jmdh.s157034

Targeted funding can assist clinicians to engage in research to improve their practice

What is it about?

Allied health clinicians are enthusiastic about understanding and using research in their practice, but often find time as a significant barrier. Busy clinicians have many competing priorities and it is difficult to meaningfully engage in research. A local clinical funding model has been found to encourage clinicians to engage in research while their clinical work is being covered.

Why is it important?

Clinician driven research may lead to successful translation of research and greater benefits for patients and their families.


Professor sharon mickan (Author)
Griffith University

This is one local example of a strategy that can work; local funding to enable another clinician to complete clinical tasks for a short time, while the research interested clinician is supported and mentored to engage in research activities.

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