Variable Heath Outcomes for people with different Educational Backgrounds

Lead Research Organisation: Swansea University
Department Name: Institute of Life Science Medical School

Abstract

Lauren wishes to conduct a '+3' studentship. She is currently undertaking a Masters degree which is highly research based, and has accumulated a number of research experiences; including a volunteer position as a research assistant, as well as a summer internship position. She is willing to attend selected modules of the MSc Health Data Science, to ensure the conversion from the College of Human and Health Sciences to the School of Medicine runs as smoothly as possible, such as the Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data as well as Health Data Modelling.
At the end of her doctorate, Lauren will have an ability to understand and use a range of research techniques, including those required to manipulate and analyse "big data". As part of her masters training she already has a good grounding in research methods, design, and analysis, which will be honed as part of her training while she converts to using large routinely collected datasets. Her chosen research topic is topical and will have a strong component to link beyond academic through public and patient involvement. We are confident that Lauren has the aptitude to engage with partners in different disciplines within the ADRC-Wales and the potential to become a research leader to have an impact on how patient characteristics affect treatment.

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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
1945605 Studentship ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 31/12/2020 Lauren Burns
 
Description FameLab 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact FameLab is a fun competition which involves a 3-minute talk on one's research, the Swansea Heats of which are held in the National Waterfront Museum in the public. Video of the last (2018) competition is below. The video for the 2020 competition has not yet been released, but I was successful in being made a finalist from the Swansea Heats in 2020, so will be moving onto the Welsh Final at the end of February.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSE3-uJcRdc
 
Description MRC Festival UK - I'm a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here! 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact This was an excellent event whereby researchers talk to school classes online about science and their research. This engages school-aged children and young people with science and answers the questions they are interested in. We had some fantastic discussions about my research and some students said they would like to be a scientist!
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Pint of Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Pint of Science is an international event, whereby Science is brought to the public, by presenting an engaging talk to the general public in a bar/restaurant. Though I attended the Swansea Event, people came from as far as Brecon to watch. After my talk, many members of the public came up to me, saying how much they enjoyed and furthering the conversation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Research as Art Competition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Research as Art is an alternative way to portray your research. The researcher submits a picture that captures their research with a 300-word lay summary. Postcards are printed and disseminated, they are taken around the world to showcase the research conducted at Swansea University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description Swansea Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Swansea Science Festival is an event where families with children of all ages can learn about the various subjects and research at Swansea University. The workshop we conducted as a team was focused on mental health in general, however several discussions about our specific projects were had with the parents and lone-adults attending the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description UG and PG Open Days 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Undergraduate Open Days (UG) had A-level students and their parents attend, while the Postgraduate Open days (PG) was attended by current UG students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019