The Researcher, edition 2

We had a great response to the launch issue of The Researcher . It was read by thousands of people in 45 countries. Considering that none of our team of health professionals had ever created a magazine before (and why would they?), that’s a fine achievement. welcom

A magazine full of distractions, so that you can postpone writing that paper... For a bit. and credits

Editorial Team

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THE BALANCE BETWEEN TALKING AND LISTENING Christine Wellburn / Dr Rebecca Palmer RESEARCH GIRL Morgan West DESIGNER AND SCIENTIST Saskia Grassie THE ROLLERCOASTER RIDE OF RESEARCH Natalie Bachelor A DAY IN THE LIFE Dr David Keane THE FAMILY WHO STUDY TOGETHER Jackie McRae TB OR NOT TB? THAT IS THE QUESTION Jenny Walker EXPECT THE

Keeping your balance Dr Will Medd 6

Gemma Stanford Specialist Physiotherapist in Adult Cystic Fibrosis The Royal Brompton Hospital, London

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Jacqueline Gaile Research Speech and Language Therapist Salford Royal NHS Trust

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The case of the disappearing furniture Sue Bellass 18

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Julie Bury Specialist Physiotherapist Doncaster & Bassetlaw NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust

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As well as pitching ideas for features, readers made suggestions as to how we could improve the publication as a whole. We have listened to what everybody said and have made this issue even better, with more patient and public involvement stories and a link so that you can subscribe to future editions. If you’d like to share your opinion click here . The Researcher is a magazine created by health researchers for health researchers about what it’s like to ‘be’ one. The fact that our publication was so well received is living proof that our profession is healthy and our community robust. You are a valued member of that community, and we would like to hear your voice. Please send us your ideas by email or tweet #TheResearcherMagazine . You can also have your say in our online survey . This is not our magazine; it’s yours.

For the second issue, we have a new team of contributors who come from a wide range of professions, from nurses to surgeons, pharmacists to therapists. However, they all have two things in common: a passion for research and an innate ability to multi-task, with more dexterity than a Swiss Army penknife! That’s why this issue’s theme is: STAYING BALANCED

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Rob Young Writer / Editor-in-Chief NHS Research & Development North West

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We hope you enjoy it. Rob Young, Editor in Chief

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Gillian Southgate Assistant Director NHS Research & Development North West

UNEXPECTED Jacqueline Gaile

Listen to Professor Ged Byrne, clinical academic surgeon and Dean and Director of Education and Quality (North) for Health Education England talk about the importance of research for everyone.

The Researcher is published as a partnership between Health Education England, NHS Research & Development North West and the National Institute for Health Research.

Amanda Byrne Communications and Engagement Officer NHS Research & Development North West

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