How can PhD research contribute to the global health research agenda?

Show simple item record Walker, Susan H. Ouellette, Veronic Ridde, Valéry 2013-04-22T18:22:31Z 2013-04-22T18:22:31Z 2006 2006-11
dc.identifier.citation Walker, S.H., Ouellette, V., & Ridde, V. (2006). How can PhD research contribute to the global health research agenda?. Development in Practice, 16(6), 617-622.doi:10.1080=09614520600958330 en
dc.identifier.issn 0961-4524
dc.description.abstract We suggest that PhD and post-doctoral researchers are a strong, untapped resource with the potential to make a real contribution to global health research (GHR). However, we raise some ethical, institutional, and funding issues that either discourage new researchers from entering the field or diminish their capacity to contribute. We offer a number of recommendations to Canadian academic and non-academic institutions and funders, aiming to generate discussion among them about how to overcome these constraints. We need changes in the way graduate research is organised and funded, to create opportunities to work collaboratively within established low- and middle-income countries (LMIC)/Canadian research partnerships. We urge changes in the way that institutions fund, recognise, value, and support GHR, so that established researchers are encouraged to develop long-term LMIC relationships and mentor new Canadian/LMIC researchers. We ask funders to reconsider additional GHR activities for support, including strategic training initiatives and dissemination of research results. We also encourage the development of alternative institutions that can provide training and mentoring opportunities. GHR faces many challenges. If we address those that reduce our potential to contribute, we can become real partners in GHR, working towards equitable global health and solutions to priority health issues. en
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dc.format.extent 1 digital file (p. 617-622) en
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dc.publisher Routledge Publishing en
dc.subject CANADA en
dc.title How can PhD research contribute to the global health research agenda? en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 100821
idrc.project.title IDRC Corporate Awards 2001-2002 en
idrc.copyright.holder Oxfam
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