Welcome to LG Personal Development

Fanning the flames of your potential 

Are you frustrated by where you are currently in your work or your personal life and want to make a change? Do you hear something exciting calling you but feel nervous about taking the next step? Are you on the verge of stepping into a world of possibility?  Then this is the place to be.

Through my work I am committed to supporting you as you explore how you can live a life aligned to your values, priorities and aspirations, as you reconnect with what really matters when times get tough and as you turn the difference you dream to make into reality.

If you are a health professional or researcher looking to make a positive impact on the world through your work you will also find a range of resources and services to support you.

     Recent blog posts

HEE/NIHR Pre-doctoral clinical academic fellowships

I know! No posts for a few weeks and then two in a week. It feels like there is a lot of news to share this week. If you are a health and social care researcher and haven't yet seen the new UK wide framework for health and social care research you might want to catch...

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New UK Policy Framework for Health & Social Care Research

Earlier in the week a new framework setting out 19 principles of good practice in the management and conduct of health and social care research in the UK was launched. Published by the Health Research Authority and the health departments in Northern Ireland, Scotland...

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Stepping into Doctoral Study

Several months ago Rob Young and I published a short Friendly Guide entitled 'So you want to do a doctorate?'.  The guide is targeted specifically at allied health professionals, nurses and midwives who are thinking of undertaking doctoral study. It is designed to...

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The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel Fellowships

This post is inspired actually by exploration and a desire to travel to 'bring back fresh ideas and new solutions to today's issues, for the benefit of others in the UK" via  The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships. Has this caught your attention and set off...

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NIHR/HEE Research Internships for Health Professionals

One of the questions I am asked on a regular basis by health professionals is, 'How can I get involved in research?'  If this sentiment resonates with you and you are a health professional I would really urge you to  check out the National Institute for Health...

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Letting shame out of your writing life.

I was listening, yesterday, to an interview with Cheryl Strayed. She is author of the memoir Wild, an account of her lone hike along the Pacific Crest Trail which was made subsequently into an Oscar nominated film. At the start of her interview with Marie Forleo she...

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An EPIC Animation

Those of you who have dipped into this blog will know that last year I started writing posts about a model I have created, the EPIC model for research engagement. It felt like it was becoming a bit disconnected with occasional posts and so to bring it all together,...

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Unhooking from praise & criticism.

Last week I wrote a short review of Tara Mohr's book Playing Big: A Practical Guide for Brilliant Women Like you and I am now the proud owner of one well thumbed book sporting many post-it notes to take me back to key sections. One of the chapters, Unhooking from...

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