Research can be a solitary activity but, more often, successful research is conducted in collaborative teams and through networks of researchers.
Like most aspects of life, there is added value in working together, sharing new perspectives and debating points of view.
The best science comes from deep discussion and the opinions and critique of other people in the field. We therefore encourage health visitors to be part of a research network rather than trying to do it alone. There are many different networks available such as:
National and Regional
Local and professional
Your healthcare organisation, service provider or university may offer a network for researchers. Search the internet for local opportunities if you don’t know them already.