SAPPHIRE (Social science APPlied to Healthcare Improvement REsearch)

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Careers: Work experience with the SAPPHIRE research group – Aisha Seedat

SAPPHIRE recently had the opportunity to have a Health Studies undergraduate student, Aisha Seedat, do a work experience placement with us. Below, Aisha writes about her time with SAPPHIRE and what she’s taken away from the experience.   I’m Aisha, a second year Health Studies student at De Montfort University (DMU). I recently started work […]

Careers: Work experience with the SAPPHIRE research group – Heather Thorley

  SAPPHIRE recently had the opportunity to have a Sociology undergraduate student, Heather Thorley, do a work experience placement with us. Below, Heather writes about her time with SAPPHIRE and what she’s taken away from the experience.   In early January, I began my work placement alongside the SAPPHIRE research team. I have thoroughly enjoyed […]

Exploring antibiotic prescribing in South Africa and Sri Lanka: A brief travel report

Exploring antibiotic prescribing in South Africa and Sri Lanka: A brief travel report

Think university research is abstract and boring? Think again! I love my academic job, because it combines meaningful research on global health problems with exciting travel opportunities. This summer, for example, I swapped my university office for the beautiful sea views of Cape Town in South Africa and the lush green hills of Sri Lanka. […]

Studying antimicrobial resistance: Interdisciplinary research is critical, but challenging

Studying antimicrobial resistance: Interdisciplinary research is critical, but challenging

In March 2017 I travelled down to Bristol for a two day meeting on interdisciplinary research into antimicrobial resistance (AMR), organised by Helen Lambert (ESRC AMR Research Champion), University of Bristol. Around 50 researchers had come together for the workshop, and they were a diverse group – over coffee and dinner I spoke to lab-based […]

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