In an evidence-based health care environment, healthcare professions require a sustainable research culture to remain relevant. At present however, there is not a mature research culture across the chiropractic profession largely due to deficiencies in research capacity and leadership, which may be caused by a lack of chiropractic teaching programs in major universities. As a response to this challenge the Chiropractic Academy for Research Leadership, CARL, was created with the aim of develop a global network of successful early-career chiropractic researchers under the mentorship of three successful senior academics from Australia, Canada, and Denmark. The program centres upon an annual week-long program residential that rotates continental locations over the first three-year cycle and between residentials the CARL fellows work on self-initiated research and leadership initiatives. Through a competivite application process, the first cohort was selected and consists of 13 early career researchers from five professions in seven countries who represent diverse areas of interests of high relevance for chiropractic. The first residential was held in Odense, Denmark, with the second being planned in April 2018 in Edmonton, Canada, and the final residential to be held in Sydney, Australia in 2019.
Author keywords: Chiropractic – Leadership – Research – Evidence
Author affiliations: JA, CM: University of Technology Sydney. Faculty of Health (Australia / New South Wales / Sydney); GK, MF: University of Alberta. Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (Canada / Alberta / Edmonton); AB, MMH: AECC University College (England / Bournemouth); DdC: Memorial University. Faculty of Medicine (Canada / Newfoundland / St. John's); AE: Karolinska Institutet. Institute of Environmental Medicine (Sweden / Stockholm); MF: Private Practice (Australia / New South Wales / Drummoyne);MMH: University of Southampton. Department of Psychology (England / Southhampton); MSJ, JH: University of Southern Denmark. Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics (Denmark / Odense); National Research Centre for the Working Environment (Denmark / Copenhagen); KdL: Private Practice (Australia / New South Wales / South West Rocks); IP: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Department of Anatomy (Canada / Quebec / Trois-Rivières); KAP: Parker University. Research Institute (United States / Texas / Dallas); MSS: Macquaire University. Faculty of Science and Engineering. Department of Chiropractic (Australia / New South Wales / Sydney); AYLW: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (Hong Kong / Kowloon); JH: University of Southern Denmark. Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics (Denmark / Odense)
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