Dr Helen Foster-Collins

Education Alumni

PhD Researcher in Education (ESRC +3)
College of Social Sciences and International Studies (Centre for Research in Professional Learning), University of Exeter

Start date: September 2016

Graduation date: August 2020

Research topic: Interprofessional learning, support and feedback, in early career professionals

Previous research suggests that much professional learning takes place within informal workplace contexts, and that inter-professional support may be an important aspect of this learning.

The first stage of my PhD project seeks to explore the support, advice and feedback that junior doctors receive during their first year, using qualitative analytical methods, and specifically:

(i)            which other staff members provide support;

(ii)           what factors influence whether support is sought, when and how it is provided, and

(iii)          if such assistance positively influences doctor’s learning and patient outcomes.

Research supervisors: Dr Vivienne Marie Baumfield, Dr Karen Mattick

Professional memberships/Positions held:

The British Psychological Society (Graduate member)

Email: hf270@exeter.ac.uk

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