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by Charlie
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Clinical psychologist wanting to get back into research
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: Clinical psychologist wanting to get back into research

The NIHR offer fellowships to support PhD study for clinicians, so that might be worth looking at-
https://www.nihr.ac.uk/our-research-com ... e-cdrf.htm
by Charlie
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: No response rate in survey study
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: No response rate in survey study

Don't be too disheartened- rejection rates are high but that doesn't mean you won't be able to publish it elsewhere. Make sure you acknowledge it as a limitation and then try another journal. My last paper was rejected from four journals before finally getting accepted- it just took some persistence...
by Charlie
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Clinical research coordinator vs research assistant
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Clinical research coordinator vs research assistant

I’ve worked as a project coordinator and research assistant. As project coordinator, I was responsible for study set up, ethics, managing the research team, managing recruitment, report writing etc. So it was a lot more responsibility than my RA role. In the RA role I was mostly doing data collectio...
by Charlie
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Overqualified - rejected for honorary AP post
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

Re: Overqualified - rejected for honorary AP post

While that is obviously really disappointing, you should be encouraged by this. This feedback suggests you are in a good position for paid AP posts and it is probably your applications that need some work- have you had someone look over your AP applications? And have you tried applying for AP posts ...
by Charlie
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Off sick during fourth week of new job
Replies: 4
Views: 3019

Re: Off sick during fourth week of new job

Sorry to hear you are unwell. Stay off until you are well. It depends on their policy, but everywhere I've worked counts the periods of absence rather than the number of days - so taking one day off or one week off, is recorded as a single absence. So it can actually end up worse on your sickness re...
by Charlie
Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Publication Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 2925

Re: Publication Issues

I'd drop them an email first to ask if they can give you a timeframe for how long it will take, then decide whether to withdraw it or not.
by Charlie
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Any advice on what NOT to write, any turn off phrasing?
Replies: 17
Views: 9854

Re: Any advice on what NOT to write, any turn off phrasing?

I think this is all great advice, regardless of the position and organisation. If there is a person spec, shortlisters will be marking you against this.
by Charlie
Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: working alongside PhD
Replies: 2
Views: 2599

Re: working alongside PhD

I am working 14 hours a week alongside my full time PhD. It's just about manageable at the minute but definitely plan to cut down my hours or finish work entirely by my final year. So it is do-able, but I do work at evenings/weekends to keep up with my PhD work. Ive found lots of opportunities for e...
by Charlie
Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: AP or RA? Need to decide today :s
Replies: 6
Views: 3249

Re: AP or RA? Need to decide today :s

Congrats on being in this position! I think both will put you in a strong position for a DClin application. DClin application aside, which post are you most excited about?
by Charlie
Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Two Job Offers in Similar Areas plus Research Assistant Role
Replies: 3
Views: 2195

Re: Two Job Offers in Similar Areas plus Research Assistant

How prepared are you to commute? Personally, anything over a 1 hour commute is too much for me, and I think I would've really struggled with this especially when I was a support worker (with unsociable hours and really quite demanding work - although support work does vary a lot). So I'd go for the ...
by Charlie
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Inclusion of IPA transcripts in PhD thesis
Replies: 6
Views: 2947

Re: Inclusion of IPA transcripts in PhD thesis

Any qual thesis examples I've seen have either not included the transcripts, or at most include one as an example. I can't imagine an examiner wanting to see them all. I think the rationale to include one as an example of how you did the analysis sounds reasonable. I can't see what including them al...
by Charlie
Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Offer of Job and Negotiating Salary
Replies: 1
Views: 3012

Re: Offer of Job and Negotiating Salary

Typically you would be offered at the bottom of the scale, but you could definitely try to negotiate if you have reason to, such as if you've worked in a similar role or have substantial experience.
by Charlie
Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Publishing for the first time,ins and outs !
Replies: 9
Views: 4987

Re: Publishing for the first time,ins and outs !

I'd also suggest looking at a few papers in your target journal, that are vaguely similar to your paper (in terms of topic and/or methodology). Look at the structure these articles tend to follow- often the structure will be similar within a journal and you can use that as a basis for structuring yo...
by Charlie
Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Publishing for the first time,ins and outs !
Replies: 9
Views: 4987

Re: Publishing for the first time,ins and outs !

I'd suggest emailing her stating who you are proposing will be helping you with the manuscript, and ask if she has any objections to get back to you by a specific date as you'll be starting work with them on the paper then. (And if you don't hear back, you'll assume that's ok with her). Then I think...