Your Path in Research
Are you a public health, social care or health professional?
Are you interested in finding out about how you could add research to your career, but are unsure of where to start?
Play Your Path in Research now to get started on your journey!
“I’m Sarah, and I work in public health. Public health promotes and protects the health of people and their communities. Working in public health is about helping people to live healthy and fulfilling lives, and research in this area informs and improves public health policy and practice.”
"I’m Zach, and I work in social care. Social care provides personal and practical care and support that people may need because of their age, illness, cognition, disability or other circumstances.”
“I’m Ameena, and I work in the health sector. I work on the frontline delivering health services to patients, service users, carers and the public. Research in health aims to improve treatment and care for everyone."
Your Path in Research
- give you an opportunity for further learning in your area to benefit the public, patients, carers and service users
- enable you to build a career around areas you are passionate about and explore new areas of interest to you
- provide you with extra skills and qualifications which can benefit your future career prospects
- add variety in your career to boost job satisfaction
- Find out what research is happening in your organisation by attending an NIHR event or initiative
- If you work in public health, you may want to contact the NIHR School for Public Health Research
- If you work in social care, you may want to contact the NIHR School for Social Care Research
- If you work in the health sector, you may want to contact your local NHS Research and Development forum
- Finally, you could always ask people in your network if they have experience of research - you might be surprised how many of your colleagues will!
Learn more about training and development opportunities.
Congratulations, you’ve completed the Your Path in Research game! You are on your way to adding research to your career and unlocking your potential.
Remember to bookmark the webpage links that you clicked on during the game, and to find out more about a career in research, head to the
Your Path in Research webpage.