Cambridge Research, Education and Training Enterprise Platform for Health Innovation

Cambridge Research, Education and Training Enterprise (CREATE) is distinct from the four main NNEdPro sections and represents a closely allied platform designed to harness the non-Nutrition or transferrable/generic skills within the NNEdPro Global Centre in order to widen the impact. The aim is to harness transferrable/generic skills to impact wider aspects of health and wellbeing ranging from research methods to chronic disease management as well as occupational health and well-being.

Aim

To harness transferrable/generic skills to impact wider aspects of health and wellbeing ranging from research methods to chronic disease management as well as occupational health and to promote leadership, career development and inclusivity.

Research Skills for Clinicians | +Clinical Research Ethics and Design for Academics

This initiative builds on the successful publication and worldwide reception of the Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Healthcare Research in 2016 by key NNEdPro members as a vehicle to empower all health-related professionals to gain easy access to readily usable research methods and undertake good quality research to add usefully to the evidence base around health and disease.

 

Current: 

  • Annual teaching inputs to the ‘Research Skills for Clinicians’ course run by Cambridge University Health Partners (2019 onwards)

 

Recent: 

  • Consulting on research design and ethics as well as strategy and impact for Cambridge Dietitians (N>70) to promote ideas through implementation to impact  (2017-2019)

  • Annual teaching on ‘Research Methods’ to the East of England Core Medical Training Programme (2017-2019)

  • Research Surgeries at Griffith University Australia (2016 + 2018 + 2019)

Wellbeing Innovation at Work | +Food, Mood, Mind and Movement Training

This initiative launched in Autumn 2018 is linked with the agenda around occupational wellbeing and workplace productivity but will also consider non-nutritional determinants of occupational health and wellbeing. WInWIn arose from the NNEdPro Medical Director role as Scientific Committee Chair within the International Commission on Occupational Health. Since 2021 a wider team has been brought together to specifically address new and emerging corporate training needs arising from the pandemic.

 

Current: 

  • Commissioned by UK Research and Innovation to run training across entire staff in food, mood, mind, and movement: core and extended modules (2021 onwards)

 

Recent: 

  • Invited by the University of Cambridge to run a workshop on wellbeing for the academic workplace for all staff and students in the July ‘Festival of Wellbeing’ (2021)

  • Partnered with the International Academy of Nutrition Educators to run an interlinked webinar and journal club on wellbeing insights and innovation as part of the June IANE CPD programme (2021)

Leadership Skills and Career Development | +Diversity and Inclusivity

Leadership and career development workshops are provided at multiple levels by the NNEdPro Chair (based on training and application experience in medical leadership and management) as well as the NNEdPro Vice-Chair (based on post MBA experience in health and social care) in conjunction with other colleagues in the leadership of the NNEdPro Global Centre. The NNEdPro Virtual Core also includes alumni of the European Nutrition Leadership Programme.

 

A dedicated Diversity and Inclusivity Forum also considers a range of generic issues of topical importance to strengthen both evidence and practice relating to inclusivity in healthcare and health research.

collaborate

We are always looking for opportunities to transfer and use our skills in nutrition education in other domains of medicine and healthcare as well as other interdisciplinary contexts. If you find our work interesting and would like to collaborate, let us know!