Guiding the emerging primary care researcher: A report of research capacity-building workshop

Shane D. Murphy, Arun Nair, Ramprakash Kaswa, Indiran Govender, Klaus Von Pressentin

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There is an escalating interest in research capacity building across the globe. Research is an integral part of the continuous improvement process, clinical decision making and health system strengthening and should be embedded into the health system. The South African Family Practice Journal editorial team held a workshop on 19 August 2022 at the 24th National Family Practitioners Congress in Cape Town, with the aim of supporting primary care clinicians in their development from early-career researchers to established clinician-scientists. Small group and plenary discussions yielded valuable insights into the lived experiences of early career researchers and highlighted critical action areas to build the landscape of clinician-led research in the South African context.Contribution: This article contributes to current literature by providing insight into the lived experiences of early-career researchers and explores opportunities for research capacity-building.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1-e5
JournalSouth African family practice : official journal of the South African Academy of Family Practice/Primary Care
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2023


  • capacity-building
  • clinician-scientist
  • education
  • family medicine.
  • research


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