Teaching research

I’ve been laid a little low this week having managed to pick up a mischievous virus somewhere on my recent travels. On Wednesday, in particular,  my throat felt as though it had been lightly sandpapered. My thanks to the inventors of both paracetamol and ibuprofen.

Following a half-morning of teaching, and before making an early getaway, yesterday I joined the rest of the Welsh chapter of the larger COCAPP team to plan the next instalment of our metanarrative mapping and comparative policy analysis. Tomorrow morning I’ll be talking research with a group of pre-registration student mental health nurses. What I really ought to do (even though, strictly speaking, this is not the purpose of the session) is to alert people to COCAPP and to the other research taking place in the Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies. I think there is more which could be done to close the gap between teaching and research, and I’ll take the opportunity tomorrow to alert students to what’s happening on their very doorstep.

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