February/March 2014 (vol. 10/5)

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Collaborative research

Occupational health practitioner and academic research collaboration


Occupational health practitioners are ideally placed to identify contemporary ‘real-world’ research questions and facilitate studies but rarely get involved in research. In this article OH practitioner and PhD student Karen Coomer examines the benefits of, and barriers to, practitioner– academic collaboration and what needs to be done to encourage these mutually beneficial relationships.

RESEARCH is a common word used by occupational health (OH) practitioners and …     

Karen Coomer is an occupational health nurse practitioner, director of KC Business Health Ltd, and a PhD student at the University of Nottingham.

Author: Coomer K


Occupational Health at Work February/March 2014 (vol. 10/5) pp14-17

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