Community and Health Research Unit, CaHRU

CaHRU and Lincoln Institute for Health PhD student Laura Simmons presented and won an award for her research into understanding sickness absence in the ambulance service at the annual Postgraduate Research Showcase 2019 on 20th February 2019.

The conference was hosted by the Doctoral School at the University of Lincoln and provided postgraduate researchers an opportunity to showcase their research to other staff and students at the university.

Keynote speakers included Dr Roger Bretherton who provided a talk on character strengths of a researcher. This was following by an afternoon key note by Julie Bayley, who delivered a session on research impact and your career. PhD students Charlotte Cartledge and Lauren Mumby finished the day by providing some tops of surviving your PhD from a student perspective.

Prizes were awarded for Supervisor of the Year (Dr Roger Bretherton) and Student of the Year (Lilian Korir) followed by Best Presentation and Best Poster (Amber Smith). Laura was awarded Best Presentation for her session in the category of Health and Care along with Nadia Maalin (Psychology), Nicola Chanamuto (Social and Political Sciences), May Omoigberale (Life Sciences), Katie Gibbs (Psychology), Josephine Westlake (Geography) and Lisa Jacobs (Computer Science).