Every day during September we will post up an idea for you to vote on. The most popular ideas will become the things that the inaugural Organizing Committee of the Critical Physiotherapy Network focuses on in 2015. So please make sure you cast your vote at the bottom of each post.
One of the best things about starting this group has been finding out about the research that other people are doing. Critical physiotherapists are such a rarefied species that it’s hard to find their work and keep track of what they are doing. I’ve found out, for instance, that there is a huge network of physiotherapists interested in phenomenology in Scandinavia. I knew of some of the people in the group, but had no idea that it was such a vibrant population.
People have been very generous in sending us information as we got the Network going, and it’s clear from people’s research profiles that their work is world class. So we have people at the cutting edge of their various fields, people wanting to know more, graduates and postgraduates looking for a community to share their ideas with, and people who just love research and hearing about other people’s ideas. Everyone is looking to find out more and share with other people in the group.
So what better way to do this than to profile group members and get them to talk about their ideas and their work. We could tell some of the back story behind the research study and get to know the person behind the research. We could do written interviews, podcasts, even video in time. What matters, though, is that we find out more about each other and what makes the group tick.
Post update: please note that voting closed on 7 October 2014 (results are available here), but please feel free to post your comments in the space below.
Since the idea was published in September 2014, network members have been invited to create a network profile (name/country, interest in critical physiotherapy, & contact details). If you’re a CPN member, why not log-in to the site & take a few minutes to check your own member profile – to make sure the information about you is up-to-date. If you’re not sure where to start, there’s a ‘how to… update your profile’ guide available to download here
A searchable directory of active network members’ profiles is available here