Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Sarah Kate Smith wins honorable mention at White Rose Spring Conference

Sarah Kate Smith
The annual conference of the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre was held at the University of York on 2nd May 2012. The theme of the conference was ‘Methodological Challenges for the 21st Century’ and speakers from the three White Rose Universities, Leeds, Sheffield and York, all gave their perspectives including ScHARR’s Professor Alicia O’Cathain. 

Students and supervisors represented an array of different disciplines at the conference including Law, Sociology, Politics, Geography, Economics, Psychology, Education, Business, Management and Journalism. All new postgraduate research social science students were invited to present a poster about their research. All posters were then entered into a competition and judged by a Doctoral Training Centre panel.  My poster got an honourable mention in the competition, and was very well regarded by the judges.
Sarah's poster on dementia

My poster was titled ‘Can touch-screen technology facilitate social and leisure activity for people with dementia residing in the community?’ The aim of this project is to address the bias towards research that emphasises issues of safety and security for people living with dementia. As important as this area is, far less attention is given to promoting technologies that facilitate activities to make life worth living including meaningful interactions, enjoyment and a sense of achievement. 

Written by Sarah Kate Smith

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