CLAHRC Fellowship Evaluation
Research capacity development is a major component of CLAHRC East of England’s work. As part of this activity, CLAHRC invests in education and research skills training and has developed a Fellowship programme which is aimed at clinicians, health and social care practitioners, and managers. The aim of the Fellowship is to make the programme valuable to the individual Fellows and their employing organisation by supporting Fellows to develop an understanding of the research environment and skills in research methodology, service redesign and change management.
CLAHRC commissioned The National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice (NCPQSWPP) at Bournemouth University to complete an independent evaluation of the programme. The evaluation explored the impact of the Fellowship programme on past and present CLAHRC fellows.
The evaluation found that:
- All Fellows who took part in the evaluation reported an increase in their research ability and confidence.
- 97% indicated that they had been able to apply the learning of their Fellowship to their wider professional practice.
- 70% reported that their Fellowship has had some impact on local or national policymaking.
A summary outlining key findings from the evaluation can be downloaded here:
The learning from this evaluation will help to inform CLAHRC on the future development of the programme. The full evaluation report and further information about the Fellowship can be found here.