Collaborative research

There are 2 Working Groups collaborating on various aspects of Collaborative Research

  • Working Group 7: Developing a collaborative research framework and grant application(s) for AfrIPEN
  • Working Group 8: Contributing to a themed edition on IPE in Sub-Saharan Africa for the Journal of Interprofessional Care

Working Group 7: Developing a collaborative research framework and grant application(s) for AfrIPEN

Institutions represented by AfrIPEN collaborators in Sub-Saharan Africa were invited to send one delegate to an AfrIPEN workshop to design a Collaborative Research Framework for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice for Sub-Saharan Africa. The workshop will be facilitated by three experts in IPE research and methodologies for health professions education, namely:

  • Prof John Gilbert (University of British Columbia & University of Dalhousie, Canada)
  • Prof Jill Thistlethwaite (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
  • Prof Susan van Schalkwyk (Centre for Health Professions Education, Stellenbosch University, South Africa)

This workshop will be from Sunday 17 September (17:00) until Wednesday 20 September (17:00) at the University of Namibia in Windhoek.

The Collaborative Research Workshop will be followed by the open First Symposium for Interprofessional Education in Africa: 21-22 September 2017 in Windhoek. Please note that the deadline for abstract submissions is 22 May 2017. This event is for your own cost.

This Collaborative IPE Research workshop’s aims are to:

  • Reach a common understanding of what is meant by the concept “collaborative research”
  • Share what the participating institutions are doing regarding IPE or relevant HPE research
  • Agree upon a focus area for collaborative IPE research
  • Start working on a protocol and funding proposal
  • Build trust relationships needed for effective collaboration

Working Group 8: Contribute to a themed edition on IPE in Sub-Saharan Africa for the Journal of Interprofessional Care

Members of AfrIPEN have the opportunity to publish their interprofessional education related articles in a themed edition of the International Journal of Interprofessional Care. Thirty-eight abstracts were received and reviewed by an AfrIPEN review panel. Fourteen abstracts for full manuscripts or short reports were selected. The authors now have time to write their manuscripts that will be reviewed by the AfrIPEN reviewers. A developmental approach will be taken by the reviewers. International experts attending the AfrIPEN symposium during September will be asked to comment on the completed manuscripts prior to submission to the journal. All submitted manuscripts will be peer reviewed by the reviewers as appointed by the editor of the journal. Good luck to all the authors working on their manuscripts!