Guidance and Support for research

We aim to provide resources and support for new and more established researchers and practitioners looking to engage in research and evaluation. These range from 1:1 advisory sessions offering dedicated support to detailed guidance documents and signposting to related training and development opportunities.

Alongside the Research, Evidence and Evaluation Toolkit (REET) we are looking to provide a complete service to all pharmacy professionals looking to engage, understand and take part in research and evaluation activity.

Our latest guidance

  • Preparing and presenting posters for conferences
    Outlines how to create and present a research poster to convey your study results-  download the research poster guidance 
  • Peer Review Guidance
    Addresses the requirements of peer review relating to funding applications but the general principles extend to all types of peer review- download the peer review guidance

Our 1:1 Research Advisory Service

We offer monthly research advice surgeries where members of our research team are available to support you develop your research potential with 1:1 guidance on how to get involved in research and develop research ideas for funding, as well as answer any other queries such as:

    • Understanding research and evaluation
    • Developing a research project and team
    • Building your faculty R&E cluster
    • Patient and public involvement
    • Sources of funding available
    • Evaluating and publishing research
    • Getting research ready

Individual sessions last approximately 30 minutes and can be booked via the events calendar

These flexible sessions welcome attendees in person, by phone or via video conference. The team work with participants in advance to ensure the 1:1 session is as useful as possible and following the session attendees receive a development plan or signposting to further support and guidance.

'Having completed my MPharm and qualifying as a pharmacist, I wanted to learn more about how pharmacy research works and how, if possible, to share the results of my MPharm research project. Attending an RPS Research Advice Surgery was an eye opener as it provided tailored career advice and guidance on how research and practice can sit side by side from my foundation years onwards. I also found out about sharing my MPharm research findings at a conference; as I am new in the research field, the surgery supported me in writing an abstract for submission to a conference. I was delighted to hear that my project was accepted and that I would be presenting at the Health Service Research and Pharmacy Practice conference . My advice is: make the most out of what is available to you and don’t be afraid to ask for help’

- Marianna Liaskou, MPharm

I came to the RPS for support in writing up my MSc project for publication (global strategies for tackling antimicrobial resistance). I worked with the team to identify possible journals to submit to and to develop, edit and review my article.

Following responses to reviewers I’m delighted to say that my article has just been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice!'

- Funke Adeniji, MPharm

Further support and guidance