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Increasing Research Capacity in Clinical Practice: an Epidemiological Model

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It is often stated that there is a disconnect between research that goes on in academic institutions and clinical practice. It is also often stated that clinicians are too busy to engage in research as they have high clinical workloads.  Clinicians need research to inform their practice and researchers need clinicians to be able to access patients so they can deliver research that matters. There is a wealth of knowledge sitting in clinical notes that could easily inform research questions or demonstrate important outcomes in clinical practice. One of the challenges to using this type of clinical data is the variability with which data is collected. The aim of this webinar is to provide clinicians with a framework for collecting good epidemiological data in a logical fashion that helps to inform wider questions. This will be based on research undertaken in a sports physiotherapy environment but has wider applicability to musculoskeletal practice.

Duncan Reid

Professor of Physiotherapy, AUT University NZ

He has been a practicing musculoskeletal physiotherapist for over 38 years and a researcher and academic for over 20 years. Duncan is known for his teaching of assessment and management of cervical spine disorders and has taught in over a dozen countries worldwide. His main research interests have been in sports injury incidence and injury prevention and has published over 100 peer review journal papers and given over 150 conference presentations nationally and internationally. He is the deputy editor of the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy and on the editorial Board of Musculoskeletal Science and Practice and JOSPT. He is the former Vice President of IFOMPT and current chair of the Registered Interest Group Advisory Committee.

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