We held our annual Student Research Conference on Wednesday 29th of November 2017 at Paisley Campus. Senior BSc students, MSc, PhD and ProfDoc students and Health, Nursing and Midwifery staff received a warm welcome from both Professor Debbie Tolson (Assistant Dean Research and Enterprise) and Professor Milan Radosavljevic (Associate Vice-Principal – Research).
This year, Dr Carl Walker (Reader at the University of Brighton) delivered a thought-provoking keynote speech on ‘Rethinking preventative wellbeing- a community approach to action research in mental health’ and Professor David Chapman-Jones (Director of IRHPP) shared our exciting plans for the development of pioneering research with immersive technology and virtual and augmented reality environments.
Activities throughout the day included student presentations, discussion groups and poster presentations. During the parallel sessions, 14 students presented material from their MSc, Professional Doctorate and PhD research studies, followed by a Question & Answers session. The presentations covered a wide variety of health-related topics ranging from ‘Improving pre-op education’ to the ‘Subjective well-being of young people with dementia’.
During lunch, all attendees had the opportunity to network with staff and students and vote for the student poster they believed most clearly expressed and represented the essence of their research.
The day finished with a plenary session where students and staff shared their motivations for becoming involved in research and how this had influenced their career pathways.
Professor Debbie Tolson closed the conference with a prize-giving ceremony.
First-year PhD Student, Barbara Goncalves won ‘Best Poster’ with,
“Exploring the experiences of patients with COPD, carers and family from a social and psychological perspective.”
Third-year PhD Student, Ayorinde Akinbobola won ‘Best Presentation’ which was titled, “Exploring the implication of residual biomass for medical equipment disinfection.”