CAHPR Research Practitioner Framework

The Research Practitioner’s Framework will support practitioners, managers, educators and leaders to review and plan practitioner roles, activity and support systems within a range of practice settings.

The CAHPR Research Practitioner Framework describes the knowledge and skills an AHP needs to perform applied research within a range of practice settings and at different levels of competency, from basic competency to advanced and research leadership levels.

The framework supports AHP’s contribution to the basic research endeavour, whilst forging pathways and career progression for AHPS to become leaders in the field of applied health research.  

The Council for Allied Health Professions in Research (CAHPR) research framework was developed through a collaboration with National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Yorkshire & Humber (NIHR CLAHRC YH). The framework was developed using a blend of expert knowledge through consultation within the CAPHR network, and the systematic integration of existing research competency frameworks.

The framework was developed by the following authors:

Jennifer Harris, Specialist Physiotherapist, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Doncaster, South Yorkshire UK

Professor Jo Cooke, Deputy Director and Capacity Lead NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber

Dr Kate Grafton, CAHPR South Yorkshire Hub Co-lead and Vice Chair CAHPR Strategy Committee. Head of School of Health and Social Care, University of Lincoln