Category: PhD

PhD outline

I recently produced a visual overview of my PhD which outlines the key findings, papers, and the thematic throughout the thesis. This version is current as of 20/12/2019.

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Scoping review on competency framework development published

Update: Published on 04/12/2019 here: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10459-019-09946-w I’m very pleased to see our scoping review on the development of competency frameworks in healthcare professions accepted for publication today in Advances in Health Sciences Education. It’s great to see over 18 months of work finally come to fruition! Thanks to my co-authors and supervisors Dr. Walter Tavares and…

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PhD Cartoon: Worshipping False Gods

Today I received my PhD cartoon from Ashleigh Neill of PhD Cartoons, and it is awesome! In our scoping review of competency framework development processes (pre-print here: https://lnkd.in/eF42q9E) we highlighted the risk that flawed development processes might lead to the creation of illegitimate or uncertain “false-god” competency frameworks. These frameworks appear legitimate, but contain artificial or…

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Conference season: OPA Paramedicine 2019

I had the pleasure of attending and speaking to attendees at the OPA Paramedicine 2019 conference this weekend in Toronto. The McNally Project for Paramedicine Research organised the keynote speaker, Dr. Paula Rowland, who delivered an amazing talk on the future of  continuing professional development (CPD). In addition, we organised two research-based streams within the…

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Conference season: Go raibh maith agat Cape Breton!

I have to say, as conferences go, the Cape Breton Paramedic Conference has been a highlight! Set in a beautiful location at Colaiste na Gailidh in St. Ann’s,  this was a great, laid back informal event, with some of the nicest people I’ve met! I had the opportunity to share my PhD research into capturing…

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Poster presentations: PACE 2019

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