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Delia Bishara

Profession: Pharmacist
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 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.