Emma Morris - Research Projects - University of Derby

Emma Morris

Emma Morris, Studying Psychology talks about her experience with the URSS

Why I applied to the URSS?

I was looking for volunteer research positions and when my tutor pointed this out to me and I applied right away. 

My Project and why I chose to pursue it.

My research is based on improving pain medication protocols for those with Sickle Cell Disease. This based on adult patients when they experience pain and are treated with a stigma of seeking drugs, rather than actually needing them. The data that I have collected will contribute to a larger project called SCAPE (Sickle Cell Analgesia Protocol Evaluation) which will look into where the issues are and try to help the NHS improve how they treat those with Sickle Cell Disease. I took up this topic because I have an interest in health psychology and I find research in psychology really interesting. I find that it can help different aspects of life. 

What I gained from taking part of the project? 

I have learned how to work with a supervisor and completing the tasks that you have been set to a good standard and in a timely manner. Also, I would say I have gained the skill of creating a conference poster and the experience of presenting the poster, which I find are transferrable job skills. 

View the poster from this project

What's Happening ...

Programme Performance Checks

Staff development sessions to help programme teams prepare for the new Programme Performance Checks are available at the different campus sites as listed below.

These are drop in sessions and you are asked to bring your own laptop.

4 October (Kedleston Road B117 08:30-12.30 and B105 12:15-17:30)

6 October (Britannia Mill BMLG05 & Buxton Campus DO/121b 08:30-12:30 DO/116d 12:15-17:00)

10 October (Kedleston Road S104 08:30-17:30)

11 October (Britannia Mill BM114 08:30-12:30 BM120 12:15-17:30 & Buxton Campus room DO/111a 08:30-17:30)