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Research career development: the importance of establishing a solid track record in nursing academia


Happell, B and Cleary, M, Research career development: the importance of establishing a solid track record in nursing academia, Collegian, 21, (3) pp. 233-8. ISSN 1322-7696 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.colegn.2013.04.005


Academic status and achievement is increasingly influenced by research income and outputs with nursing academics experiencing considerable pressure to perform in these areas. As a result funding and career opportunities are becoming more competitive. Establishing expertise and a sound track record is crucial for success at both the individual and organisational level. However, despite their importance, methods to effectively establish a track record have received limited attention in the literature. The aim of this paper is to articulate the need for and provide advice for achieving a strategic approach to develop a solid and competitive track record. Practical tips are provided to facilitate the development of productive research teams with clear and logical contributions from each member, having a dissemination plan to maximise research outputs, and remaining focused on specific areas of content expertise. It is intended that these tips will assist individuals and academic units with to develop a stronger track record that may increase the likelihood of success in obtaining competitive funding.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:107335
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-03-10
Last Modified:2017-11-02

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