South West England

CAHPR South West hosts local events to increase research skills and knowledge of funding. Our hub distributes relevant research information to all members through a newsletter and our twitter page.

We have a large network with expertise in various areas. We encourage any AHP who would like advice or support to contact us. 

We are currently looking for an experienced AHP researcher within the south of the region to join our hub leaders team. Please contact for an informal conversation, further information and for the application form. 

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Hub LeadersOrganisation
Dr Jen Pearson UWE
Dr Kim Diment Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Ralph Hammond

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust Clinical School



Celebrating AHPs' Day 2021!


Drop is Research Café

Join CAHPR south West for a drop in research café on the first Wednesday of every month from 19.00-20.00. It's an opportunity for members to ask questions, discuss research and network. Everyone is welcome! Please click this link to join the MS Teams meeting.

  • Wednesday 3rd August, 19.00-20.00
  • Wednesday 7th September, 19.00-20.00
  • Wednesday 5th October, 19.00-20.00
  • Wednesday 2nd November, 19.00-20.00
  • Wednesday 7th December, 19.00-20.00

Building your research CV

On Wednesday 6th July 2022, Sophie Chalmers joins CAHPR South West again to present on how to build your research CV. This event will include practical advice on how you can add to your research CV and start your career as a researcher. For more information and registration, please click here. 

CAHPR South West Panel event: barriers and enablers to AHP research

On Wednesday 22nd September 2021, five local AHP leaders discussed the barriers and enablers to engaging in AHP research. Please take a look at the illustration summaries. 

CAHPR South West panel event introduction
CAHPR South West panel event summary

On Thursday 8th July 2021, CAHPR South West were join by Sophie Chalmers for a presentation on how to build your research CV. The event included practical advice on how you can add to your research CV and start your career as a researcher.

On Wednesday 23rd September 2020, CAHPR South West held their first fully virtual question and answer session for attendees to find out more about health research.

On Thursday 6th February 2020, CAHPR South West facilitated two workshops in Bristol and Plymouth for any Allied Health Professional considering applying for research funding. Both workshops included presentations on funding opportunities followed by an opportunity to network. 

In 2019 we hosted 4 local events. The first two were HEE/NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowships workshops to support AHPs who are considering applying. These were held in Bristol and Cornwall on different dates. The second event focused on Patient and Public Involvement. Sites in Bristol and Cornwall joined together to hear a number of presentations.  

Find out more

Our newsletter and twitter page share information on events, news, research projects, training opportunities and funding opportunities.


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