Professional and Interprofessional Education Postgraduate Research
Staff within the Education Development Unit supervise a wide range of doctoral studies that have a focus professional education. These span initial qualification and continuing professional development; and encompass a wide range of health professions. We often co-supervise with colleagues from other academic departments or expert practitioners from the relevant professions so that students' projects can benefit from multifaceted support.
Current and recent students' projects have focused on; the development and delivery of interprofessional education; patient-centred care with school-age children with long-term illness; evidence-based practice development in occupational therapy; mentors' assessments of 'borderline' performance by students in clinical placements; examination of the processes through which midwifery students learn to evidence-based practice; and the educational needs of specialist nurses in specific contexts.
The unit welcomes applications for research degree studies at MPhil and PhD level. We support students aiming for traditional PhD's, structured PhDs and, for those with a substantial track record of publication, PhD by publication. We are happy to discuss proposals in any field of professional education, but would particularly welcome enquiries in the areas of:
- Interprofessional collaboration;
- Education and related practice development aimed to enhance:
- patient safety; or
- evidence-based practice
- Learning through simulated professional practice; and
- Facilitators' and students' experiences of technology-enhanced learning.
Outline proposals can be sent to Dr Shalni Gulati who will assess which of our research degrees supervisors would be best placed to give advice on the development of your research proposal.