Faculty of Health Postgraduate Research Showcase | Research Festival 2021
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At the University of Plymouth, we address today's most challenging healthcare and psychological issues, through research-informed teaching and active, real-world learning.
The Faculty of Health invites you to the Postgraduate Research Showcase 2021, an opportunity to hear about research projects being undertake by our postgraduate students.

Our postgraduate speakers will present their research throughout the day, covering a wide range of topics and methodologies from psychology to physiotherapy, nursing to neuroscience, dentistry to dietetics. 

Hear how our students are advancing research with real-world benefits, centred on the themes of 'Brain and Mind', 'Health Across the Life Course', 'Digital Health' and 'Frontiers in Discovery Science'.

More details to be announced.

Who is this event for?
This event will be of most interest to those who research, study or work in sectors related to healthcare professions across medicine, dentistry, health and social care, and applied health professions.

Need-to-know
It is open to University of Plymouth staff, students and South West Clinical Schools and free to attend. It will be hosted online and you will receive a joining link to the email you provide at registration before the event begins.

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Today's events

 

Morning programme

09:30 | Welcome and housekeeping by Professor Bridie Kent, Deputy Director of Doctoral College (Nursing and Midwifery, Health Professions and Psychology Schools)

09:35 | Opening address by Professor Robert Fern, Associate Dean of Research

09:45 | Keynote by Dr Louise Belfield, Lecturer in Biomedical Science

10:15 | Oral presentations – session 1, Chaired by Dr Claudia Barros, Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Postgraduate researcher presentations. Each talk will consist of a 10-minute presentation and five-minute question session.

  • 'Human Coronavirus and influenza A virus infection in human and mouse models of lung alveolar macrophages' by Justyna Lopatecka
  • 'Development of a novel antibacterial silver nanocoating to reduce nosocomial infections' by James Butler

10:45 | Break

11:00 | Oral presentations and podcasts – session 2, Chaired by Anis Sahoo

Postgraduate researcher presentations. Each part will consist of a five-to-15-minute presentation and there will be a 10-minute Q&A at the end of the session. You will also be able to view a selection of posters virtually with commentary from each author.

Oral presentations:
  • 'Training for EATing and drinking In deMEntia (TEATIME): testing the feasibility of a podcast for homecare workers' by Louise Mole
  • 'Exploring the occupational needs of older adults with long term conditions: A phenomenological study' by Samantha Whiting

Podcasts

  • 'Exploring people with intellectual disabilities' experiences of clinical interventions through a video call app during the COVID-19 pandemic: A service evaluation' by Dominika Kominkova
  • 'The role of Ubiquitin ligases Nedd4-1 and Nedd4-2 in the midbrain and their crosstalk with alpha-synuclein in Parkinson's Disease' by James Conway
  • 'The nutritional assessment and management of patients who undergo pancreatico-duodenectomy (PD) is highly variable: Is it time for consensus guidelines? Results from a UK-wide survey.' by Thomas Russell
  • 'Investigating the role of YME1L in brain tumourigenesis' by Jamie Pugh

12:00 | Lunch break with optional online networking/chat room

Afternoon programme

13:00 | Welcome back by Associate Professor Claudia Barros, Deputy Director of Doctoral College (Medical, Dental and Biomedical Schools)

13:05 | Keynote: 'Trials, tribulations, and celebrations as an early career researcher: The journey so far.' by Dr Rebecca Baines, Research Fellow in eHealth – Enagement and Impact Assessment

13:35 | Oral presentations – session 3, Chaired by James Conway

Postgraduate researcher presentations. Each part will consist of a five-to-15-minute talk and there will be a 10-minute Q&A at the end of the session. You will also be able to view a selection of posters virtually with commentary from each author.

Oral presentations: 

  • 'Building Capability and Capacity for User Experience Evaluation within a Digital Health Ecosystem' by Inocencio Maramba
  • 'Parental screen time and young children’s language development' by Delphine Nguyen
Podcasts:

  • 'Experiences of children and young people with pituitary conditions: Transition from paediatric to adult services and adulthood' by Yolanta Breese
  • 'The influence of emotions in charitable giving: a comparative analysis of empathic concern and personal distress' by Carolina Pulido Ariza

14:20 | Break

14:35 | Oral presentations – session 4, Chaired by Dr Jane March-McDonald, Lecturer in Adult Nursing (Education)

Postgraduate researcher presentations. Each part will consist of a five-to-15-minute talk and there will be a 10-minute Q&A at the end of the session. You will also be able to view a selection of posters virtually with commentary from each author.

Oral presentations:
  • 'Using immersive virtual reality to examine the bases of individual difference in spatial abilities: The role of landmarks in large-scale search behaviour' by Shaun Dordoy
  • 'Singapore’s Health outcomes After Critical illness in Kids: The SHACK study protocol exploring health outcomes of children and parents six months after paediatric intensive care discharge' by Pei-Fen Poh

Podcasts: 

  • 'Decoding mechanisms of brain tumour-initiating cell adaption and tumour growth' by Nsikan Nsek
  • 'An action research study to co-create success for transition from further education to undergraduate nurse education' by Anna Chick

15:20 | Prize presentations and conclusion by Professor Jerry Roberts, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Enterprise)

 

View the videos and posters submitted by postgraduate students from the Faculty of Health covering a range of topics reflecting the themes of 'Frontiers in Discovery Science', 'Brain and Mind', 'Health Across the Life Course' and 'Digital Health'.

Video presentations

 

 
 

Our speakers and session chairs

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