Chiro researchers in Canada

Chiro researchers in Canada

Three early-career researchers from the Department of Chiropractic took part in an intensive week-long research and leadership program at the University of Alberta last month.

Dr Katie de Luca, Mr Michael Swain and Mr Matthew Fernandez

Dr Katie de Luca, Michael Swain and Dr Matthew Fernandez are all Fellows of the Chiropractic Academy for Research Leadership (CARL), a program aiming to develop a global network of successful early-career chiropractic researchers under the mentorship of three senior academics from Australia, Canada, and Denmark; and build a mature and sustainable chiropractic research culture.

Katie, Michael and Matthew are part of the first cohort of 13 researchers from seven different countries taking part in the program.

It consists of a series of one-week residentials, bringing together the CARL Fellows in a supportive and productive environment to work on research and leadership initiatives.

In between the residential programs the Fellows work on self-initiated research projects.

"CARL has provided me with an incredible opportunity to gain additional skills in research collaboration and leadership,” says Katie.

“It is a program that will undoubtedly foster future leaders. I am very fortunate to be a part of such a strong group working towards progressing chiropractic research.”

Find out more.

Follow the CARL Fellows on Twitter @CarlFellows2017.

Published 14 May 2018.

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