Type

Journal Article

Authors

Eugene Coyle
Ray Ekins
Siobhan Long
Pearl O'Rourke
Fiona Timmins
Bernard Timmins

Subjects

Education

Topics
humans interdisciplinary design disciplines self help devices nursing engineering design disabled persons education nursing graduate cooperative behavior health sciences novel the interdisciplinary research rehabilitation nurse education interdisciplinary communication engineering adult practice education assistive technology biomedical engineering doctorate supervision

Interdisciplinary Doctorial Supervision - Lessons for Nurse Education and Practice (2014)

Abstract Background This paper concerns a reflection on one interdisciplinary doctorate supervision project. It outlines key elements for success within this supervisory context. Aim The aim of this paper is to present a reflection on interdisciplinary doctorate supervision project experience and examine these experiences in light of literature on the topic Methods Reflection was carried out using Rolfe et al. (2010) framework for reflexivity. Findings The supervised engineering project aimed to develop, demonstrate and evaluate a new framework for the design of customisable assistive technology (AT) which involved professionals working with AT and users with disabilities. As this research occurs in between disciplines, it required an innovative and interdisciplinary approach, with an ultimate merger between health sciences and design engineering disciplines and external liaison with adults with disabilities and a disability service provider. Conclusion Interdisciplinary research is popular contemporarily and addresses societal needs. In the case outlined, clear understandings were developed, in addition to clear territorial boundaries that helped guide the novel research. Steps to success in interdisciplinary research supervision include selecting the appropriate interdisciplinary team; ensuring open communication; establishing and agreeing boundaries of the research and supervision; keeping an open mind; tolerance of lack of expertise in some areas; regular meetings and communication; keeping the student focused and agreeing publication plans in advance.
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Eugene Coyle, Ray Ekins, Siobhan Long, Pearl O'Rourke, Fiona Timmins, Bernard Timmins

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