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Professorial roles: a study of the professorial populations within nursing and midwifery, social work and allied health professions

By Christine Jackson, Carol Callinan and Tony Cowell


The professorial populations in nursing/midwifery, social work and allied health are relatively new in academia compared to longer established professions such as medicine and dentistry. Less is known about the roles, career pathways, characteristics and career aspirations of the professoriate within these emerging professions.\ud A survey was undertaken from sample populations in each of the three professorial groups in order to obtain qualitative and quantitative data on professorial roles and activities, career pathway information and support mechanisms for professorial positions. This paper discusses the findings of the survey which relate specifically to professorial roles and activities and whether the identified roles reflect the professorial activities proposed by the National Conference of University Professors (NCUP)\ud Other aspects of this survey including career pathways, findings relating to gender and support mechanisms will form the basis of future papers.\ud Result

Topics: L500 Social Work, B700 Nursing
Publisher: Sage
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1177/1744987110389512
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lincoln.ac.uk:3346

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