Annual Research Event 2018 for Postgraduate Research
  • Plymouth Guildhall, Royal Parade, Plymouth

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This event is a one day meeting for postgraduate research students from the University of Plymouth's Faculty of Health and Human Sciences and Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and their supervisors.

Disseminating your work is an integral part of becoming a researcher. The event is organised especially for all our postgraduate researchers to have the opportunity to practice these skills with your fellow students in a supportive environment. Whether you're still in the early design phase or finalising your data for write-up, please submit an abstract and join us for this excellent event. 

You will hear from keynote guest speakers imparting current and relevant research issues. Topics will cover current and developing themes across the spectrum of our health focused research from basic sciences through to clinical and health services research.

For those of you who have only been registered with us for a short time; a very special welcome is offered. You may be feeling nervous at the prospect of presenting your research ideas at this early stage of your career; please rest assured that your more experienced peers in the audience have been there, too. They will be delighted to offer their support and constructive feedback. So, please just ask!

Please register your place to attend the conference by Monday 12 March. 

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Today's events

Keynote speaker

Eduardo Miranda, Professor in Computer Music, School of Humanities and Performing Arts

Eduardo is a composer working at the crossroads of music and science. He has composed music for symphonic orchestras, chamber groups, solo instruments and electroacoustic music. In 2017, he was appointed Biofaction's Artist in Residence to develop the concept of artificial biology and music, and compose a new piece for percussion and electronics, using natural DNA sequences: Artibiotics.

Keynote speaker

Professor David Moles PhD BDS MSc MSc (Hons) DDPHRCS (Eng) MIHPE FHEA FFGDP (UK)

David has MScs in both Dental Public Health and Medical Statistics, holds the Diploma in Dental Public Health of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and has a PhD in the epidemiology of oral cancer. He held lecturer/senior lecturer posts at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute before becoming inaugural Director of Postgraduate Education and Research at the Peninsula Dental School in 2009. He is the Faculty PGR lead for PSMD and a Deputy Director of the University’s Doctoral College.

David is dedicated to enhancing the research skills and opportunities for practitioners and ensuring that research gets undertaken that is relevant for primary dental care practice. His research concerns oral health inequalities, evidence-based practice, and health services research including the environmental sustainability of healthcare provision.

Keynote speaker

Professor Janet Richardson BSc PhD PGCE RN DN CPsychol

Professor of Health Service Research in the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences at the University of Plymouth, Janet is a nurse with clinical experience in cancer and supportive care. Following a psychology degree she began to research patients’ views of healthcare, and health service effectiveness. She teaches research methods, evidence-based practice, and health and sustainability. Current research engages healthcare providers in finding solutions to the challenges that climate change and resource depletion could impact on health and healthcare delivery. Her work with a multidisciplinary team at the University on embedding sustainability in the healthcare curricula won a Green Gown Award in the 2014 courses and learning category. She leads a multidisciplinary team working on health and sustainability funded by an EU project grant.


Keynote speaker

Dr Mat Upton, Associate Professor in Medical Microbiology, School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences 

Mat’s research is focused on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). He runs a programme of antibiotic discovery and investigates the biology of antibiotic resistant pathogens.


Event photography and video
Please be aware that some of the University of Plymouth's public events may be attended by University photographers and videographers, for capturing content to be used in University online and offline marketing and promotional materials, for example webpages, brochures or leaflets. If for whatever reason, you or a member of your group, do not wish to be photographed, please make yourself known to staff working at the event on arrival or to the photographer.