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Call for researchers for R&D Committee

Call for nominations for Researchers and Research Student Network Representative to sit on the Research and Development Committee

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 College of Podiatry Academic Board (CoPAB) 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


The Committee welcomes applications from active researchers and members with an interest in research and has provided some guidance on the variety of researchers that exist within the profession.  They include new researchers, career researchers, Podiatric surgeons with research interests, Biomechanics specialists with research interests. 

Those who wish to stand for election, are asked to:

  1. Complete a nomination form;

  2. Submit an election address of no more than 500 words; and

  3. Provide a curriculum vitae. 


The closing date for applications is Friday 3 March 2017.

Please email your nomination papers using the form below.

Finally, please note that:

The Committee meets three times a year (once by telephone and twice in person) and manages its work by way of email communication and telephone conferences in-between meetings.

Each meeting in person will commence at 11:30am and in general is finished by 4:00pm if not earlier. Lunch is provided.

The telephone meeting will be organised in accordance with Committee member diaries and will generally take place over a 1½ hour time frame.

Travel expenses / expenses incurred as a result of attending a meeting at the College office will be reimbursed.

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Researcher for R&D Committee Application Form
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