The Oxford International Primary Care Research Leadership Program visits UTS
UTS hosted a 3-day gathering for a cohort of participants from The Oxford International Primary Care Research Leadership Program, an initiative of the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford.
Jon Adams, Professor of Public Health and Director of the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM) at UTS is part of the visiting cohort and says the program has given him an incredible experience and provides an opportunity to introduce challenges and problems in a safe space.
“This program has been instrumental in how I think about doing my job day to day. I’m getting access to some of the top minds in the world. It’s been a very important program for me personally,” says Adams
The Oxford International Primary Care Research Leadership Program aims to foster and develop future leaders in primary care research and is designed to help participants explore different aspects of leadership in primary care research.
Participants are encouraged to identify their own development needs, form peer learning sets and establish a two year follow up program. Participants are provided with access to current leaders in primary care research, experts in strategic leadership and one-to-one coaching.
Other members in Adams’ cohort agree that the program has been very beneficial and a wonderful opportunity to share experiences, reflect and plan.
Guri Rortveit, Professor at the Department for Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen , says “I get an understanding of how universities work in other countries and at the same time I see differences and challenges in common. It’s really supportive to have a group like this.”
Sarah Purdy, Professor of Primary Care , University of Bristol says she uses time in the program to stop and reflect on what’s happened and forward plan to see what can happen in the future. “What I get out the group and the program is the opportunity to spend a couple of days each year thinking about my work and career and the impact the work we do in our department has on healthcare.”
To date eight cohorts from around the world have participated in the program and they continue to meet and network on an on-going basis.
The visiting members from The Oxford International Primary Care Research Leadership Program included: Guri Rortveit, Danielle Van der Windt, Tjard Schermer, Henk Schers, Lena Sanci and Sarah Purdy .
Selection of candidates for the program is competitive and limited to the strongest applicants. Candidates need to demonstrate the potential to become a future leader in primary care research to apply.
Participants of the The Oxford International Primary Care Research Leadership Program (left to right): Prof. Danielle Van der Windt, Dr Henk Schers, Assoc Prof. Lena Sanci, Prof. Jon Adams, Dr Tjard Schermer, Prof. Guri Rørtveit, Prof. Sarah Purdy