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CAHPR Bulletin 

We are excited to announce a programme of online teaching sessions throughout 2023.

The sessions will be hosted by our CAHPR Regional Hubs and are for anyone to join from the research curious to the research champion.

The first two sessions are:


Why should I be interested in research?

An informal discussion for the research curious, the research weary and for AHP clinicians who just want to get on and treat their patients!

Tuesday 24th January 2023, 19.30 – 20.15.


An introduction to literature reviews

The talk will be presented by Dr Judit Contos,  Research Associate: Wales Centre For Evidence Based Care, Cardiff University and Prof Monica Busse, Director of Health and Care Research Wales, Faculty and Centre for Trials Research (CTR) at Cardiff University.

07 February 2023, 1pm to 2pm

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 389 690 144 322
Passcode: 8t2G7J


Further details




We are recruiting more CAHPR/NIHR Research Champions!


Are you an AHP interested in Research and Innovation? 


Do you want to join like-minded AHP colleagues and contribute to the strategic network of CAHPR/NIHR Research Champions? 


Due to the expansion of the CAHPR/NIHR Research Champions scheme, we are recruiting to fill roles in the following Clinical Research Network (CRN) areas. 


2x Northern Ireland  

2x Scotland  

2x Wales 

1x Eastern CRN 

1x East Midlands CRN 

1x Kent, Surrey and Sussex CRN 

1x North East and Cumbria CRN 

2x North West Coast CRN 

1x North West London CRN 

2x South London CRN 

2x Thames Valley and South Midlands CRN 

1x Wessex CRN 

1x West of England CRN 

2x West Midlands CRN 

1x Yorkshire and Humber CRN 

CAHPR is working towards improvements in representation and we are therefore particularly keen to invite applications from all AHP professions and those from under-represented groups. For a Research Champions job description and information on how to apply please see the attached information.



CAHPR has joined with the Chartered Society for Physiotherapy in one of their CSP Annual Conference Events.

When: Tuesday 28 February

Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

This event will help you showcase your work, share your best practice and include your voice. CAHPR and the CSP have some handy tips that can help you to prepare, write and submit your abstract. Flyer attached.



A survey of upper limb therapy after stroke in the UK  

Are you a physiotherapist or occupational therapist?  

Do you work clinically with people after stroke in the UK?  If so, please contribute to this survey, thank you.  https://uclan.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/supples-uk-2  




See flyer attached for the Leicestershire Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Doctoral Training Programme.



We have been asked by Professor Anne-Maree Keenan OBE to share this with you.

Dear CAHPR Members


We are getting together a virtual support network of those who have institutional responsibility for AHP Development, including embedding research into NHS activity as well as developing clinical academics.  If you, or anyone else you know fits this remit, can you please email me at a.keenan@leeds.ac.uk and I will add you to the list.







Professor Anne-Maree Keenan OBE

Chair of Applied Health Research, University of Leeds

Pro-Dean for Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health

Associate Dean (Infrastructure),  NIHR Academy

Deputy Director, NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre

Pronouns:  she/her


New Opportunity to join the ELFT Research & Innovations team as our Research Delivery Manager


Are you a great communicator who is passionate about evidence-based care? Do you enjoy networking and contributing to research excellence in clinical practice? Do you have strong leadership skills? If so, this Research Delivery Manager post may be for you!

If appointed, you will be a key member of the research support team across both East London and Bedfordshire & Luton localities. The purpose of the role is to increase opportunities for East London NHS Foundation Trust employees and service users to participate in relevant research.




Webinar: Funding for Qualitative Research


7th February 2023 (10.30 – 12.30)


The Qualitative Workstream in the NIHR Methodology Incubator is please to announce a webinar on funding for qualitative research.

For more information please see flyer. This webinar precedes our CAHPR talk on literature reviews so why not join both and have a study day!




The AHP Research and Innovation Strategy Anniversary Event


On the 25th Jan 2023 Health Education England (HEE) in conjunction with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) are hosting a free online event to mark the AHP Research and Innovation Strategy anniversary.  For information about what is happening and how to join the online conference see https://cahpr.csp.org.uk/event/ahp-research-innovation-strategy-anniversary-event




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