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TORCH Programme


The TORCH Programme, is a unique 2 day residential workshop for nurses interested in increasing their skills, knowledge and confidence in clinical research related to lung cancer.  Run by experts in health and nursing research the workshop:

  • provides an introduction to identifying, justifying, shaping and communicating a research question
  • explores why research is important at a personal and organisational level
  • helps you to develop a greater understanding of what it means to be part of a research community
  • increases your understanding of developing your personal networks 

The workshop is designed to be highly interactive.  It will help you develop your research knowledge and ideas in a stimulating and supportive environment.  The workshop includes formal lectures from leading experts in Nurse led research, interactive sessions, as well as dedicated time for you to spend working in small groups with faculty members.

The longer term aim of the programme is to build a community of research interested and active clinical nurses, supported by the mentorship and expertise of nursing and health services research academics.  We hope to run an annual top-up day and all previous participants will be invited to attend. 

We are curently planning the 2017 programme and details will be announced soon.   If you are interested in participating in the TORCH programme in 2017 please let us know at .  

TORCH-Nursing faculty includes:

  •  ~ Prof Angela Tod (Chair)        ~ Dr Lynne Goodacre
  •  ~ Vanessa Beattie                 ~ Clare De Normanville
  •  ~ Dr Natalie Doyle                  ~ Karen Lord
  •  ~ Lavinia Magee                     ~ Dr Sally Moore
  •  ~ Clare Warnock                    ~ Prof Janelle York
  •  ~ Dr Lynn Calman


Click on the links below to download copies of slide presentations from previous TORCH events

  • Writing an Abstract - HERE
  • Reviewing an Abstract - HERE
  • Striving and thriving in the Ethics Review Process - HERE