Resources & Links


The CAHPR website provides more information about the council and other useful resources, such as resources for managers and their top research tips series.

CAHPR research practitioner framework 

A competency framework that describes the integrated knowledge and skills that an AHP needs in order to perform applied research within a range of practice settings and at different levels of complexity.

The scope of the Strategy addresses four domains. Each of these aspects are inter-dependent and are all equally important to achieve transformational impact and sustainable change.

  • Capacity and engagement of the AHP workforce community, to implement research into practice;
  • Capability for individuals to undertake and achieve excellence in research and innovation activities, roles, careers and leadership;
  • Context for AHPs to have equitable access to sustainable support, infrastructures and investment;
  • Culture for AHP perceptions and expectations of professional identities and roles that “research is everybody’s business”.

Allied Health Professions’ Research and Innovation Strategy for England

This Strategy comprises a definitive collective national reference statement that encompasses and supports the existing research and innovation strategies of all the Allied Health professional associations.

Transforming healthcare through clinical academic roles in nursing, midwifery and allied health professions

The aim of this guide is to provide healthcare provider organisations with practical advice to develop and sustain AHP clinical academic roles.

CAHPR Top Ten Tips 

CAHPR’s Top Ten Tips series offer brief summary advice on key topics for novice, early career and experienced researchers. This series is written and produced by CAHPR hubs and guest authors.

  • Becoming a Peer Reviewer
  • Capturing Research Impact
  • Enabling Research Activity
  • Engaging with your AHSN
  • Getting your Abstract Accepted
  • Getting Your Paper Published
  • Implementation for Impact
  • Medtech Development for AHPs
  • NEW – Navigating doctoral studies: overview
  • Patient and Public Involvement
  • Preparing a Scientific Poster
  • Running a Journal Club
  • Seeking Ethical Approval
  • Social Media
  • Statistics
  • Writing Service Improvement Case Studies

Navigating doctoral studies top tips series 

The National Institute of Health Research 

The nation’s largest funder of health and care research, including the HEE-NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme with pre-doctoral, doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships.

The NIHR launched the Centre for Engagement and Development (CED), which includes patient and public involvement and replaced INVOLVE in April 2020.

Research Design Service (RDS) East of England 

The RDS provide free advice and support to researchers developing applied health or social care research proposals.

Clinical Academic Careers East 

Clinical Academic Careers East (CLAC East) is a dedicated information hub for anyone interested in clinical academic careers in the East of England.

Experiences of AHPs in research roles have talked to 45 AHPs and nurses in research from across the UK to answer questions about their roles in clinical research.

Research Career Resource
Health Education England (HEE) have created this careers resource for AHP career development, including research.

National training courses
The National Centre for Research (NCRM) website has a database of research training courses.