Blog from September, 2016


Newsletter 28 September, 2016
Dear IPCRG Colleague
The IPCRG is looking to appoint its next Chair of Research. This is a tremendous opportunity to influence research practice and to generate evidence that will improve the respiratory health of people across the world.
Previous postholders include Professor David Price, Dr Osman Yusuf and Professor Mike Thomas.
Suitable candidates may include full or part-time academic candidates wishing to build their CV in terms of leadership and international work. Practising clinicians and/or researchers with an interest in primary respiratory care who meet the criteria (Can be found under Documents here) are also welcome to apply.
Place of work
This is mainly conducted from your usual place(s) of work. Nearly all the quarterly committee meetings are virtual and at a time convenient to the committee members.
The Chair's first role will be to appoint a new Research Sub-committee in line with the revised Terms of Reference of the committee (Can be found under Documents here).
This is a 3-year term of office with a review at 18 months. The Chair or Research is eligible for reappointment for a maximum total term of 6 years.
There is no mandated time, but an indicative amount would be the equivalent of day a week.
Do you want to make a difference? There is real scope to advocate for the role of primary care in generating evidence to affect practice using a range of methodologies including implementation science, data analysis and education evaluation. There is also opportunity to increase primary care research capability in low and middle income countries where the greatest burden of chronic respiratory disease is found.
This is a voluntary position; there is no honorarium associated with the role. However, we would expect that the Chair will be an active participant at our scientific meetings and other meetings agreed by the Board and therefore would be entitled to expenses in line with our travel and expenses policy.
How to apply
Please email to with an up to date CV and covering email that highlights your relevant experience, what you would bring to the role, your vision for IPCRG research, and indicating how much time you could commit to the role.
Jaime Correia de Sousa, MD PhD
President, IPCRG
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