Current position: Education Coordinator
Years qualified: 18 years
Research areas of interest: Advanced practice, workforce, education, qualitative research
Would you describe yourself as a ‘novice’ or ‘experienced’ researcher? Experienced
Research qualifications Current PhD student; Completed Masters in Training and Development
What is your greatest research achievement? National framework for advanced practice
Why did you decide to get involved in research? Undertaking post grad studies combined with questions and opportunity
How do you balance research/work/family life? With difficulty!
How did you find a mentor/supervisor? Colleagues in the University sector
What was/is your supervisor/mentor’s best advice? Try and keep your focus on the objective, it is easy to get distracted particularly with qualitative research
What do you enjoy most about being involved in research? Finding out what people think, and broadening my own thinking as a result
What has been your biggest challenge or barrier to being involved in research? Finding the balance with work
What one piece of advice would you give other researchers?
Be flexible and open minded enough to determine the best way to answer your research question, and also be prepared for an unexpected answer