This accessible top tips series is designed to support and inspire NMAHPs who are either currently undertaking doctoral studies or those who are simply curious to learn more.
The ‘Navigating doctoral studies’ series describes the doctoral journey and represents the views of both NMAHPS currently undertaking doctoral research and those who have recently graduated.
This series was conceived by Dr Janet Deane in order to begin to share and demystify the doctoral journey and builds upon the previously published CAHPR Top Ten Tips ‘Navigating doctoral studies: an overview’.
Navigating doctoral studies: overview
Doctoral level training enables AHPs to lead research which impacts clinical practice and improves patient experience. These tips are written by healthcare professionals outside of medicine undertaking doctoral studies and by those with recent experience of successfully completing a doctoral studies within clinical and non-clinical environments.
Navigating Doctoral Studies: The Doctoral Process
Embarking on a doctorate can be a vital and rewarding step on your research journey. If you are thinking about a doctorate, understanding the process will help you decide whether this path is the right one for you.
Navigating Doctoral Studies: Funding
Funding is a core aspect to doctoral training. Whether you are seeking fellowship opportunities, are thinking of self-funding, or just don’t know where to start, this leaflet provides a handy ‘Ten Top Tips’ to your funding options.
Navigating Doctoral Studies: Project management
A doctoral study can be challenging. These tips are written by healthcare professionals outside of medicine undertaking doctoral studies and by those with recent experience of successfully completing doctoral studies within clinical and non-clinical environments. This leaflet provides a more in depth ‘Top 10 Tips’ relating to project management.
Navigating Doctoral Studies: Supervision and Mentorship
These tips are written by healthcare professionals outside of medicine undertaking doctoral studies and by those with recent experience of successfully completing doctoral studies within clinical and non-clinical environments. These provide a more in depth ‘Top 10 Tips’ relating to supervision, advisors and mentorship
Navigating Doctoral Studies: Personal development
Personal development is a voyage of discovery to improve your whole self, a lifelong process which complements and shapes your professional development. There is no single approach because everyone is different and has different needs. This Ten Top Tips is designed to guide you on your journey of personal development during the doctoral process.
Navigating Doctoral Studies: Health and wellbeing
Maintaining a healthy physical and mental wellbeing is important for all in the often busy and hectic modern world that we live in. The highs and lows of completing doctoral studies can lead to neglecting one’s own personal wellbeing and subsequently this may have a negative impact on both your physical and mental health. This leaflet provides a handy ‘Top 10 Tips’ to maintaining your Health and Wellbeing whilst undertaking doctoral studies.
CAHPR would like to thank Dr Janet Deane for developing and leading the first CAHPR top ten tips series.
Thanks to the following Doctoral and Postdoctoral NMAHPs for contributing towards the content:
- Gemma Clunie (Speech and Language Therapist)
- Calandra Feather (Nurse)
- Ruth Barker (Respiratory Physiotherapist)
- Dr Karyn Chappell (Diagnostic Radiographer)
- Dr Marianne Coleman (Orthoptist)
- Dr Margaret Coffey (Speech and Language Therapist)
- Dr Janet Deane (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist)
We would also like to acknowledge Professor Ann Moore’s editorial support and all of the CAHPR hubs across the U.K. who contributed, reviewed the content and offered invaluable feedback.