Anna completed her undergraduate speech and language therapy degree at UCL, in 2002, before embarking on a career working in neurological conditions, such as dementia. In this blog post, she outlines how patient and public involvement has strengthened her PhD project.
Written by Anna Volkmer, Speech and Language Therapist/NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, University College London on Tuesday May 22, 2018
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Written by Adam Smith on Monday February 8, 2016
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The MRC recognises the importance of clinical research and as part of refreshing their funding schemes, they have made some changes to the support is provided to clinical researchers. The Wellcome Trust’s Head of Research Careers, Anne-Marie Coriat, explains the approach, and opens the competition to host the new clinical #PhD programmes.
My grandmother died when I was eighteen years old, having been diagnosed with Alzehimer’s Disease several years beforehand. I did not see her much as her dementia started to progress; I believe it would have been a landmine of confusion for both of us.
Research conducted by a PhD Student at the University of Bedfordshire suggested that more than 80 per cent of older people with mental health problems, who were asked the question, have admitted to feeling lonely in their care home and long for staff to spend time with them.