Annual Final Year GE-MB Student Project Grants
(Developing Professional Practice)
SDMF awards up to a maximum of £500 annually directly from its Charity Fund to final year Medical Students. The overall total is £2500 and this money is used to fund their research projects. This award is given on a competitive basis which is independently scored and is presented to the students with the top aggregate scores.
Student Award winners 2014-2015
Rosie Byars - Title: A comfort blanket for dementia patients.
Daniel Chapman - Title: Comparison of pyrocarbon interposition athroplasty to trapeziectomy in base of thumb arthritis.
Ruth Collins - Title: Impact of pre-existing medical conditions on survival after trauma.
Alex Copping - Title: Nasal douching and patient compliance.
Ricia Gwenter -Title: Global metabolite profiling in urine and serum from ADHD subjects.
Adam Hill - Title: “The Face of it”.
Andrew Hyde and Matthew Staff (joint approach) - Title: Creating a realistic, interactive video-based ALS training simulator.
Cara Morgan -Title: Statistical modelling of predictive biomarkers in head and neck cancer.
Sam Soul and Patrick Sarkies (joint approach) - Title: Immunoglobins and complement in grey matter pathology in progressive multiple sclerosis.
Matt Spencer - Title: Devising a board game to aid revision for medical students.
Student Award winners 2015 – 2016
Leah Gray - Title: Service Evaluation of Swansea Rape and Sexual Assault Helpline.
Amber Wheatly -Title: Investigating the clinical application of augmented reality in patient education on mechanisms of injury in fractures.
Danielle Montiel, Nicholas Newton and Mared Thomas – Title: Patients’ understanding and education in the better management of chronic pain.
Student Award winners 2016 – 2017
Marianne Broderick and Christopher Norbury. - Title: Professional identity transitions in medical students.
Caryl E Richards - Title: Efficacy of Radiation Dose Reduction Strategies in CTCA.
Daniel Warrell - Title: To create copyright free educational resource videos.
James Wilcoxon - Title: Hardcopy versus electronic revision aids: medical student preference.
Laura Bremner - Title: Characterising new neurone formation in a model of Down’s syndrome.
Stacey Green - Title : Patient leaflet/booklet and associated web resource on use of IPED.
Student Award winners 2017 – 2018
Naina Verma and Hannah John - Title: To enhance education around chronic fatigue syndrome/ Myalgic Encephalopathy (CFS/ME).
R Fulton - Title: Developing Professional Practice Funding Proposal.
Sam Tarassoli - Title: Bioink optimisation – Investigating crosslinking methods and additives.
Emily Jones - Title: The specialty choices of medical students and practitioners - factors that influence choice.
Student Award winners 2018 – 2019
Oliver Purnell - Title: An inter-disciplinary literature review and conversations towards understanding the influence of wilderness on one’s state of mind