Supervisor: Professor Rob Howard and Professor David Taylor
Project title: Predictive and emergent risk factors for CVAs and mortality in antipsychotic-treated patients with dementia. A systematic review and meta-analysis of published data.
Why did you apply for a BRC/U research secondment?
To be able to have some designated research time to develop my skills.
What did you achieve during this secondment?
I have carried out a systematic review in preparation to carry out a meta-analysis of the data and written a protocol for a prospective study investigating the effects of antipsychotics in people with dementia.
What would you say to other people thinking of applying?
I think it is a very good way to ensure protected research time to develop your skills if you have the right support from your department.