My recent visit to the University of Stavanger reinforces the importance of collaborations, not only because of its international dimension, but engaging with colleagues who are entrenched in the field of healthcare, but also from different perspectives and orientations. The projects here focus on building both workforce capacity through individual development and system strength in promoting resilience through individual, collaborative and systemwide responses. For me this collaboration has been helpful in capturing a broader range of perspectives, views and approaches to conducting research at the intersection between work and learning.
The visit, the first in over two years because of the Covid restrictions allowed the collaboration to recommence and progress. The University of Stavanger published a brief article on the visit: https://www.uis.no/en/patient-safety/calls-for-more-international-research-collaboration