Theresa Richard and Vanessa Neal

Do you ever feel like the research you find on PubMed or ResearchGate was conducted in a different world? It can’t possibly have been done in a real SNF or hospital with productivity demands, budget restrictions, and the many unexpected events that come your way in a day’s work, right? If you’ve felt the pain of attempting to replicate research in your practice as a clinician (or maybe the pain of trying to simulate a clinical setting in your research…), you’re certainly not alone and you won’t want to miss this week’s episode!

In this episode of SYP, I have a conversation with Vanessa Neal PhD, CCC-SLP, a researcher and SLP with a passion for bridging the gap between researchers and clinicians. Vanessa completed her PhD, has worked as a full-time clinician and is now a program manager for the VA. She’s been on both sides and is sharing her passion for helping research demonstrate greater clinical relevance and clinicians utilize the research we have available.

Link Mentioned: https://www.preferencebasedliving.com/

Haven’t left a review yet? All you have to do is go to your podcast platform of choice and let us know what you think! Thanks for your support of this show! Your support is what keeps Swallow Your Pride coming back with new episodes each week.

In this episode, you’ll hear about:
* The connection (and sometimes disconnection) between clinical work and research
* Obstacles to implementation of research
* Implementation Science
* Dissertation does and don’ts
* How to meet your clinical goals and the goals of your admin

As always, thanks for listening!