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Research, Development and Innovation Committee nominations now open

Research, Development and Innovation Committee nominations are now open

The College of Podiatry welcomes the self-nomination of members to its Research, Development and Innovation Committee to fill three vacant seats.  A nomination form is available here for your use.

This committee of experts exists to promote ‘the advancement of research and education of the public in the art and science of podiatric health relating in particular, but not limited to, the prevention and the treatment of diseases and conditions of the foot and lower limbs’. The committee reports to the Clinical Senate and in pursuit of its aims, the committee has the following objectives:

  • Be the advisory body on all matters relating to research and development
  • Advise on policy and strategy for the development and implementation of activities relating to research, evaluation, audit, and evidence-based practice
  • Advise on research-related CPD
  • Draft responses to consultation papers relating to research and development
  • Advise on research programmes and other related activity required to underpin the College’s policies and campaigns
  • Liaise with the Conference Committee on the research programme for the College’s Annual Conference
  • Advise on sources of funding for research
  • Facilitate networking of members involved in research
  • Facilitate the development of members new to research
  • Liaise with external research bodies and organisations involved in health research
  • Receive proposal for research
  • Advise on priorities for research activity with the podiatry profession
  • Act as a conduit for research activity relevant to the profession
  • Make all necessary arrangements to support specific College awards and prizes

 In addition, please note that:

  • The Committee meets three times a year (twice by videoconference and once in person at the College office) and manages its work by way of email communication and telephone conferences in-between meetings.
  • Each in-person meeting will take place at the offices of the College in London and will commence at 11:30 am and in general, is finished no later than 4:30 pm.
  • Travel expenses/expenses incurred as a result of travelling to attend a meeting will be reimbursed.
  • Lunch is provided for meetings that take place at the College office.

As already stated, we have three available seats on this occasion.  As such, should we receive more nominations than there are seats available, the existing Committee members will be asked to participate in a blind vote to fill the three vacant seats.

The closing date for applications is Friday 28 February 2020. 

All enquiries are to be directed to the Postgraduate Education Officer (Email: kim.bryan@cop.org.uk). 

You can download the nomination form here

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