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10 November 2017

UROP student wins prize at conference

Filed under: Latest news — Heather Leathley @ 11:00 am

UROP student Isabella Davis presented a poster on Mouth care in Acute Hospital Settings at the  British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy annual conference in Harrogate, earlier this month,  collecting a Student Prize for her work.

Isabella Davis at Harrogate daily

Isabella Davis

UROP, or the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme, is our placement scheme specifically for undergraduate students from the University of Essex to become research assistants and become part of our academic community.

Isabella worked with Dr Camille Cronin, senior lecturer, and academic and dental hygienist Tiffany Laybourne at the School of Health and Social Care on the Southend Campus, partnering with staff at two acute wards at Southend University Hospital to collect data.

Camille said:“Everyone in the School of Health and Social Care is very proud of Isabella. She was very active throughout the research programme.”

Isabella, who is from Stroud in Gloucestershire, has now graduated and is working as a dental hygienist in Brighton and Rustington. She said: ”The conference was really enjoyable and it was a great opportunity to network with a variety of people. It was interesting to attend lectures on the most up to date oral health to help enhance myself as a clinician.

“Presenting the poster provided a fantastic opportunity to give others insight into the research we have undertaken at Essex and allowed me to be aware of other areas of research that had been carried out elsewhere.

“Taking part in UROP was an invaluable experience giving me a more in depth knowledge and awareness about how research is conducted in real life and it was great to be involved in this.”

 

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