Gail Mountain’s colleague and PhD student Becky FieId gave an oral presentation at this year’s Royal College of Occupational Therapy conference, which took place in Birmingham June 2017. Her presentation was about her PhD studies and was entitled “Identifying influences on take up of a community occupational therapy intervention for people with dementia and their family carers. Becky’s studies have been supported through the Valuing Active Life in Dementia (VALID) research programme (National Institute of Health RP-PG-061010108 (Gail is a co-applicant and Becky is a researcher on this study).
It was fantastic to hear that Becky was awarded the 2017 Conference Early Researcher Award for her presentation. Becky said that this is a great confidence boost for someone who has moved from clinical practice into research, and is trying to make progress with part time PhD studies.
(Becky is on the right of the photo)
By Gail Mountain
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