Stephanie wins researcher poster prize!

Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:17:00 GMT

Stephanie, a lecturer in Health Sciences at the University of York, has recently received confirmation that she won a prize for her research poster at the University of Huddersfield 2012 research festival. 

As a lecturer in nursing, her passion is the nursing care of older people, and the research for her Doctor of Education (EdD) course focuses on the role that education might play in positively influencing the attitudes of nursing students towards this field.

As she explains, ‘This is imperative within nursing, because the UK has an ageing population, and there is a need to ensure an appropriately qualified workforce, with the right attitudinal disposition to provide quality care for older people. This is all against the backdrop of negative media coverage of such nursing care – 2012 has been awash with ‘horror stories’ of the poor care afforded, by nurses, to this vulnerable group.’

Stephanie has found that winning a prize has boosted her confidence, at what she says was a crucial time in the 'writing up' phase of her work, partly due to the poster providing the opportunity to formally review her aims and approach. It has undoubtably been a positive experience for her, and she would encourage others to take part at the 2013 festival. 

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