The Chiropractic Academy of Research Leadership (CARL) Program is a grassroots initiative about positive, forward-looking, credible academic leadership within chiropractic. It aims to link promising early/mid stage career researchers who are dedicated to developing high-quality evidence regarding chiropractic as well as a global research network. CARL facilitates training on a range of mentoring, leadership, networking and research-specific skills relevant to early/mid-career researchers.

CARL provides a platform to grow the knowledge base for musculoskeletal conditions and secure a strong rigorous research culture within a generation of interdisciplinary researchers. Early/mid-career researchers are often relatively isolated in their environments and struggle to survive and to build constructive networks, which are crucial for long-term success. Underpinned by an ethos of robust scientific enquiry, it is hoped that this program will drive effective patient-centered healthcare research into the future.

CARL was independently established by the program’s foundational mentors Distinguished Professor Jon Adams (University of Technology Sydney), Professor Jan Hartvigsen (University of Southern Denmark) and Professor Greg Kawchuk (University of Alberta, Canada) to help develop international research excellence in the field.

CARL Newsletter #1 – August 2017

CARL Newsletter #2 – January 2018

CARL Newsletter #3 – July 2018