The Training Sessions

Community of Scholars training programme


Fellows attend a high-quality training programme bespoke to their needs as researchers and leaders.  This programme is delivered to complement any personal training programmes agreed with individual supervisors and mentors. The training is free of charge to all current RCBC Wales Fellows.  Other postgraduate researchers may be invited to attend selected meetings at a nominal fee.


Fellows may also be eligible to attend Health and Care Research Wales training sessions.  


Training programme components


Training is a vital component in the development of the research capability of future researchers in nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions in Wales.  Therefore, a comprehensive programme is delivered to widen the knowledge and skills of the Fellows by way of a bespoke Masterclass Programme.  The Community of Scholars has a dedicated academic facilitator who organises speakers, background reading material and evaluations of each session.  Dr Rachel Iredale of the University of Glamorgan was the first facilitator, followed by Dr Paul Gill. Dr Mark Llewellyn took responsibility for the role from March 2012 to March 2015.  RCBC Wales would like to thank all of the academic facilitators so far for their enthusiasm and hard work and would also like to welcome Dr Emma Tonkin as the new academic facilitator from April 2015.


Training is provided by external internationally recognised speakers, expert methodologists and academic members of the partnership commissioned by RCBC Wales.


Topics covered to date include:

  • Writing for publication
  • Grant applications
  • Qualitative and quantitative methodologies
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Research governance and ethics
  • Project and Budget management
  • IT competence
  • Presentation skills
  • Media presentation skills
  • Political awareness/influencing
  • Leadership


A summary of all training sessions held to date can be found at the following attachment:

RCBC Programme 2012-16.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [366.4 KB]


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