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DATE CHANGE - Spring 2024 - Face to Face Conference

Nurturing Research in Practice

Due to popular demand, the MACP has decided to postpone the research conference to early 2024 and it will be a physical conference - "Nurturing Research in Practice", and aimed to develop those who are new to research.

New researchers will be given the opportunity to share their research and receive feedback on the day. So if you're just starting out, halfway through a project, recently completed research, interested in how to embed the research pillar into practice or wanting to gain insight into how to begin your research journey this excellent one-day conference is for you!

We have been very lucky to secure some excellent, well–renowned keynote speakers who will be sharing their journeys through research. Watch this space to see who the keynote speakers are!

Don’t forget to add this date to your calendar! The conference will be available to open to all MACP members. 

If you’d like to present your research, submissions for abstracts are open from now, click here to submit an abstract.

Yours faithfully

MACP Executive Committee

February 2023 - Level 3 Research Award - summary of results 

Title: Student physiotherapists experiences of integrating a biopsychosocial approach: Recommendations for pre-registration curriculum

MACP Webinar 26 April 2022

Rachel Chester PhD, MSc, MACP, CSP, HCPC
Marcus Redley, PhD
Nicola Spalding, PhD, COT, HCPC

Affiliations: University of East Anglia, Norfolk, UK

Webinar: Please access our free Webinar on the link above

Acknowledgements: Thank you to the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists 
(MACP) for granting us with the Research Award Level 3 in 2020. This has supported the study 
described in this report. Rachel Chester would like to thank Professor Nicola Spalding, Occupational 
Therapist, for her support and significant contribution throughout this project and our Research 
Associate Dr Marcus Redley for his unique and fresh approach as a non-clinician.
This work has been presented as a webinar at the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and 
Health, University of East Anglia. Due to covid-19 restrictions we have not submitted this work to a 
conference but will be submitting it to Physio UK 2023 or the next MACP Conference. We have 
provided a synopsis of this research as a webinar available on the MACP website.

INTRODUCING THE VALD Applied Research Initiative

Applications are now open for up to $200,000 in VARI grants towards funding research into one of three key focus areas of musculoskeletal health and performance.

Find out more here - closing date 20th May 2022


Credentials Event in March

You are invited to a virtual event on 28 March 2022 (1pm-2pm) to hear about two new online national Postgraduate Certificates aligned with the NIHR-AMRC Clinician Researcher Credentials Framework.

The University of Exeter and Newcastle University are each launching a new Postgraduate Certificate aimed at healthcare professionals looking to develop their research delivery skillset.

More details are in the attached posters – please share with your membership as appropriate.

CRCF event Generic poster CRCF event Learner poster

Administrator - Practice & Development, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy