BMSc graduate presents at UoGMRS 2017

The University of Glasgow Medical Research Society (GMRS) hosted its 6th National Conference on Saturday the 4th of November 2017 at the Sir Charles Wilson Building in Glasgow.

Miss Erin Frizzel, a 2017 Intercalated BMSc student in Applied Orthopaedic Technology graduate and co-winner of the Sir James Mackenzie Prize 2017, presented a scientific poster on her TORT Centre research entitled “A comparison of branded rugby head guards on their effectiveness in reducing impact on the head”. Her research was supervised by Dr Tim Drew, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery.

This annual conference provides an excellent opportunity to learn about many aspects of research through talks and workshops as well as a chance to network with fellow students and doctors. It is also a prime opportunity for those interested in presenting their own original research to a national audience.

Following the success of previous years, the conference consisted of a variety of lectures from leading clinical academics. There were also three workshops covering topics from development of an academic CV to getting involved in changing practice.

On completing her studies at the TORT Centre in May 2017, Erin was also awarded the Scientific Paper Award and the Presentation Skills Award at the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery. The first award is given to the BMSc student who has written the best scientific research paper submission for the year as per the relevant journal guidelines. The second award is presented to the student who gives the best PowerPoint presentation and designs the best scientific poster.

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Left: Erin's experimentation rig for her research; Centre: being presented with one of her certificates by Professor Abboud; Right: with her fellow TORT presenters (Katharine Johnson, Erin, Claire Waugh and Iris Willaert) at this year's 15th International Conference on Clinical Biomechanics