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Table 2 Researcher characteristics

From: “Getting ready for the adult world”: how adults with spinal muscular atrophy perceive and experience healthcare, transition and well-being

Member (Credentials) Occupation at time of study Gender Experience and training Relationship to interviewees
HWYW (Undertaking - BMed MD (Hons)) Medical Student Male Qualitative research workshop No prior relationship to interviewees. Introduced to topic by supervisor (MF)
KC (PhD) Research scientist Female 10 years experience in scientific research Previous interactions with some participants due to other research studies.
AD (MPhil) Research Scientist Female 5 years experience in scientific research, first qualitative research study No prior relationship to interviewees. Introduced to topic by supervisor (MF)
NK (BA, PhD, MAPS) Associate Professor (UNSW), Head of Psychology (Heart Centre for Children) Female 15 years experience in clinical and research psychology No prior relationship to interviewees.
MF (MBBS (Hons), FRACP, PhD) Paediatric Neurologist and Associate Professor (UNSW) Female 10 years experience in research, 15 years experience in child neurology Previous interactions with some participants due to other research studies. Paediatric neurologist for 1 participant > 5 years ago prior to transition