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Research collaborations: like minds, diversity and safe spaces


Kornhaber, R and Cross, M and Mulvogue, J and Kaphle, S and Cleary, M, Research collaborations: like minds, diversity and safe spaces, Issues in Mental Health Nursing ISSN 0161-2840 (2022) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/01612840.2021.2009605


Researchers, stakeholders and research funders are realising the benefits of building multidisciplinary research teams; pooling experts from varied fields with differing methodological approaches, methods and perspectives, to answer research questions. This diverse ‘meeting of the minds’ creates layers of opportunity for exploring social phenomena with new richness and clarity. Additionally, collaborations offer new prospects and synergies, new insights and awareness, and opportunities for self-growth. Multidisciplinary alliances are critical to the work of nurses, as practitioners, academics and researchers. They lead to a deeper sense of togetherness; new connections and concepts that can refresh the spirit and rejuvenate mental wellbeing. Knowing how to successfully navigate collaborations creates opportunities to celebrate differences in world views, opening the door to new wisdoms. In this column, key components of a research collaboration are described, and we reflect on the key elements needed to promote meaningful and engaging contributors. Selecting the ‘right’ collaborators creates opportunities to broaden the scope of research and stimulate pathways of growth and shared learning. By providing safe spaces to forge new ideas and experiences, research collaborations strengthen the research and the status and identity of individuals and the group.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:research collaborations
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing workforce
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Kornhaber, R (Dr Rachel Kornhaber)
UTAS Author:Cross, M (Dr Merylin Cross)
ID Code:148814
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Nursing
Deposited On:2022-02-12
Last Modified:2022-11-02

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