VMG Research Awards 2019

The Opportunity

It has become clear that leaders in our profession have a critical role in not just overcoming, but embracing the challenges we face.  We feel that the VMG are uniquely placed to support not only our own members, but also the whole profession in building an evidence base for best practice in veterinary business, leadership and management.  Therefore, we were excited to announce our first call for proposals for VMG Research Awards in 2019.

The Approach

We invited applications of VMG Research Awards of up to £2,000 to support research aimed at advancing our understanding of contemporary veterinary business, leadership and management.

The Award Winners

In the 2019 round we made three Awards for projects that the VMG board felt showed particular merit and would provide valuable results for the veterinary sector.  Meet our current Award holders:

Kerrie Hedley

Chief Operating Officer, XLVets UK Ltd

“An exploratory study into the barriers and enablers to female veterinary surgeons becoming leaders in independent veterinary pracice in the UK”

Sarah Baillie

Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Education, University of Bristol

“New frontiers in veterinary business management: Exploring corporatisation as an entrepreneurial leadership opportunity for female veterinarians”

Caroline Clarke

Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies, Open University Business School

“Returning vets to practice”

Applications now closed

This year’s application deadline has now passed.  Applications for the next round of VMG Research Awards will open in Spring 2020.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr Hannah Perrin, VMG Research.