Chiropractic Academy for Research Leadership (CARL) Programme
What is the CARL programme?
The CARL Programme was established in 2016 to nurture and bring together promising research talent on the international stage. Providing a range of mentoring, career and research-specific training, CARL aims to not only bolster the opportunities of leading individual researchers but also connect them and harness a critical mass for future research related to chiropractic across the world stage. CARL was established and designed by an international consortium of senior researchers at the University of Alberta, Canada (Professor Greg Kawchuk), the University of Southern Denmark & the Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics (Professor Jan Hartvigsen), and the University of Technology Sydney, Australia (Professor Jon Adams).
The first cohort of CARL Fellows were competitively appointed in late 2016 (for more information see https://chiromt.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12998-018-0173-3) and completed their 4 years of mentoring on the CARL programme at the 2020 CARL residential held at the University of Technology Sydney. The programme has provided an extensive boost to growing the evidence base and research capacity in chiropractic – having produced over 20 published articles and led to numerous successful grants and promotions to date.
Due to generous funding to date from a number of international partners including the European Center for Chiropractic Research Excellence, Australian Chiropractic Association, Parker University, Forward Thinking Chiropractic Alliance, the UK Chiropractic Research Council, the Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics and the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, we are now excited to have an opportunity to recruit a second CARL cohort of early-career researchers dedicated to advancing chiropractic research and to being future research leaders. This second cohort of CARL Fellows will be appointed in 2019 and will have their first CARL residential in April 2020 at the University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
Due to generous funding from a number of international partners including the European Centre for Chiropractic Research Excellence, Australian Chiropractic Association, Parker University, Forward Thinking Chiropractic Alliance, the UK Chiropractic Research Council, the Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics and the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, second CARL cohort of early-career researchers was chosen in September 2019:
Sasha Aspinall – Australia (Murdoch University) Aron Downie – Australia (Macquarie University)
Aron Downie – Australia (Macquarie University)
Steen Harsted – Denmark (University of Southern Denmark)
Hazel Jenkins – Australia (Macquarie University)
Andrée-Anne Marchand – Canada (Ontario Tech University; University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières)
David McNaughton – Australia (Macquarie University)
Amy Miller – United Kingdom (Bournemouth University)
Casper Nim – Denmark (University of Southern Denmark)
Luana Nyirö – Switzerland (Balgrist University Hospital; University of Zurich)
Cecilie K. Øverås – Norway (Norwegian University of Science and Technology; University of Southern Denmark)
Eric Roseen – United State (Boston University)
Ken Weber – United States (Stanford University)
Jessica Wong – Canada(Ontario Tech University; Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College)
James Young – Canada (Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College; University of Southern Denmark)
Aims of the CARL Programme
The ultimate goal of CARL is to identify, nurture and support future emerging researchers (including researchers with methodological/disciplinary backgrounds or clinical backgrounds) focused upon investigation of chiropractic and issues relevant to chiropractic with a view to helping develop and lead a sustainable international chiropractic research culture able to meet the evidence needs of patients, practitioners and policymakers. CARL provides emerging chiropractic researchers a unique opportunity to mix and collaborate with senior researchers (with expertise in a range of relevant methodologies and disciplines) examining chiropractic and to reflect and strategize in the context of both personal and professional development.
On a broader level, CARL also helps ensure that the chiropractic profession builds upon current research successes and capacity to further grow its ranks, initiatives and profile over coming years. CARL provides a unique opportunity for the field to instil mentorship at the highest level necessary for planning and developing the broad evidence-base for chiropractic practice and use on the international stage. Drawing upon a vast range of disciplinary approaches and established, rigorous methodologies CARL aims to promote and conduct collaborations across and beyond the profession in order to help strengthen and further grow the integration and standing of chiropractic within wider health care teamwork and systems.
CARL II is sponsored by:
European Centre for Chiropractic Research Excellence (the ECU research arm)
Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics
Australian Chiropractic Association
Canadian Chiropractic Association
Chiropractic Research Council (UK)
Forward Thinking Chiropractic Alliance
Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine