VAMHN'S ECR BURSARY WINNER tina hamilton DISCUSSES HER ATTENDANCE AT the International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society
Have a read below to see what our ECR bursary winner Tina Hamilton did with their award money. To find out how you can apply to our ECR Bursary Scheme click here.
Using my VAMHN ECR bursary, I applied and was accepted to deliver a poster presentation at the Twelfth International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society, which took place in Johannesburg in early September 2022. I attended as an online only delegate and found this to be a wonderful opportunity to disseminate my PhD research to a wider international audience without the significant financial implications of attending in person. The theme of this year’s conference was Responding to Pandemics with a whole host of interesting talks from speakers across the globe, who discussed responses to the Pandemic in their respective countries and the actions taken to deal with the crisis. An underlying theme of most talks was the considerable health disparities that exist across most societies and the significance and prevalence of these during the Pandemic. My Poster “Adult Safeguarding Practices in NHS Mental Health Trusts: Challenges for Leadership and Service Provision” was included in the subtheme Public Health Policies and Practices in an online - asynchronous poster session. All-in-all, it was a very enjoyable experience and poster discussions were well facilitated. Online attendance also allowed for flexibility with viewing sessions and talks around other work commitments. My thanks to VAMHN for facilitating this wonderful opportunity.