The Oxford International Primary Care Research Leadership programme
Taking place over three years, the programme is designed to foster and develop future leaders in primary care research. It consists of three residential meetings in Oxford and blends seminars and masterclasses with action learning sets and coaching, bringing together attendees with experts in strategic leadership and skills-based trainers.
The programme has been running successfully since 2006 with over 130 participants from 16 countries and 62 institutions to date. The programme was reviewed and redesigned in 2019 following discussions with alumni and in recognition of the leadership landscape. Each meeting now has a central leadership theme running through it, which include:
- Fundamentals of Research Leadership: understanding leadership as a practical working idea, its impact, its goals and its effect
- Organisational Research Leadership: reflect on leadership in the research environment, including internal and external factors and cultures that allow for success.
- Strategic Research Leadership: develop skills to direct and achieve research goals.
The programme caters specifically for primary care researchers with 1–10 years post-doctoral experience who have demonstrated leadership potential. This programme will support them to:
- build, sustain and deliver effective and strengthened leadership characteristics and performance,
- identify potential strategies to direct and achieve their goals,
- develop practical skills and identify frameworks to incorporate into work and careers,
- join an active learning community and develop their own primary care peer support network.
Feedback has always been very positive, with participants reporting to have found the programme inspirational, influential and career defining. Feedback includes:
“I enjoy participation in the programme very much. Every year I go back home totally energized and inspired”
“The programme has opened many doors in terms of career progression”
“The very existence of such a programme is important and supports international collaboration”
The School will fund the top two placed applicants from member departments. Details on how to apply will be distributed through Members' Training Leads.
For further details please visit the International Primary Care Leadership Programme website
Previous SPCR funded candidates include:
Cohort 14: Rachel Johnson (Bristol) and Marta Wanat (Oxford)
Cohort 13: Ingrid Muller (Southampton), James Sheppard (Oxford), Maria Panagioti (Manchester) and Mairead Murphy (Bristol)
Prior to this Alyson Huntley (Bristol), Sarah Tonkin-Crine (Oxford), Fiona Hamilton (UCL), Adam Geraghty (Southampton), Evan Kontopantelis (Manchester), Fiona Stevenson (UCL, Matthew Ridd (Bristol), Kate Walters (UCL), Tom Blakeman (Manchester), Ceire Costelloe (Bristol), Sarah Slight (Nottingham), Christian Mallen (Keele) and Jeremy Howick (Oxford) were successful.