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dc.contributor.authorEkpo, E.U.
dc.contributor.authorSnaith, Beverly
dc.contributor.authorHarris, Martine A.
dc.contributor.authorMcEntee, M.F.
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-27T13:35:09Z
dc.date.available2018-04-27T13:35:09Z
dc.date.issued2017-09
dc.identifier.citationEkpo EU, Snaith B, Harris MA et al (2017) Doctoral profile of the medical radiation sciences: abaseline for Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences. 64(3): 195-202.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/15686
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractResearch is critical to evidence‐based practice, and the rapid developments in technology provide opportunities to innovate and improve practice. Little is known about the research profile of the medical radiation science (MRS) profession in Australia and New Zealand (NZ). This study provides a baseline of their doctoral activity. A cross‐sectional survey of MRS professionals in Australia and NZ holding a doctorate or undertaking doctoral studies, was performed using an online tool (Bristol Online Survey®, Bristol, UK). A chain‐referral sampling technique was adopted for data collection. An email invitation with a link to the survey was generated and distributed through email and social media. The survey contained questions related to participant demographics, doctoral status, qualification route, funding and employment. There were 63 responses to the survey comprising 50.8% diagnostic radiographers (DRs; n = 32), 23.8% radiation therapists (RTs; n = 15), with the remaining 25.4% (n = 16) equally split between sonographers and nuclear medicine technologists (NMTs). A total of 40 (63.5%) of respondents had completed their doctoral qualification. In NZ, only DRs held a doctoral award constituting 0.3% of DRs and 0.2% of the total registered MRS population. In Australia, there was a greater proportion of doctoral NMTs (n = 8/1098; 0.7%) than RTs (n = 15/2394; 0.6%) and DRs (n = 27/12,001; 0.2%). Similar to other countries, findings show a very small percentage of doctoral MRS professionals in Australia and NZ. Strategies to engage and support individuals in research, up to and beyond doctoral study, need to be embedded in practice.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://dx.doi.org/10.1002%2Fjmrs.231en_US
dc.rights© 2017 The Authors. This is an Open Access article under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC license 9http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.en_US
dc.subjectDoctorate; Nuclear medicine technologist; PhD; Radiation therapist; Radiographer; Research; Sonographeren_US
dc.titleDoctoral profile of the medical radiation sciences: a baseline for Australia and New Zealanden_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.application2017-04-25
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-29T01:14:15Z


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