Why I study...stress in doctors
ON the face of it there seemed to be very good reasons back in 1983 to start a study of doctors. Although a clinician, I was working at the Social and Applied Psychology Unit at the University of Sheffield, and the MRC and ESRC funded us to conduct research on occupational issues. In those days the MRC only funded research scientists for a maximum of two three-year contracts, and I was reaching the end of my second year. I wanted a topic that would make my PhD, but also one which would nicely last another four years. Of such reasons is great science made!
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