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HSSCE PGR Conference 2023

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Time: 8.00am - 5.00pm
Venue: PRMB0012 (Clattern Lecture Theatre), Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: free

HSSCE PGR Conference 2023

HSSCE PGR Conference 2023


This is a hybrid conference - register here for online session

We're delighted to present a student conference for Kingston University's postgraduate researchers from across the Faculty of Health, Science, Social Care and Education.  We have presentations from students in the departments of healthcare, education, midwifery, life sciences, pharmacy and chemistry (see the provisional programme below), with plenty of opportunities to question the speakers throughout the day, either following their presentations or during the breaks.

Please come and join us to hear about the range of research KU postgraduate researchers are undertaking. 

If you're thinking about embarking on a postgraduate course at KU, come and talk to us about what it's like: and if you're already a KU PGR, come along and support your colleagues!


Provisional programme (titles only)                                                     

09.25      Opening remarks from Declan Naughton, Kingston University's Associate Dean for Research, Business and Innovation


09.30 – 11.00 Insights from the social sciences

  • The role of relationships and continuity in delivering people-centred care

  • Protocol for a mixed methods systematic review to understand the factors influencing organ donation in Black and South Asian communities

  • Autobiographical performance and/in dramatherapy: A scoping review

  • "Looking for a PROM date?" – The Development, Validity, and Real-World Application of SPUR, a Novel Patient-Reported Outcome Measure of Medication Adherence in Chronic Conditions


11.00-11.30      Break for tea/coffee


11.30 – 13.00 Mixed session: online and narrated presentations

  • How do women with a higher weight (Body Mass Index ≥30 kg/m²) experience weight stigma in maternity care? Findings from a meta-ethnography.

  • Understanding Mental Health and Resilience among Eritrean refugees in the United Kingdom

  • In search of learning: experiences of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

  • Latency of breast cancer stigma during survivorship and its influencing factors: A qualitative study


13.00 – 14.00  Break for lunch and to see the poster display


14.00 – 15.30  Insights from the biomedical sciences

  • Evolution of Tetraspanin antigens in the zoonotic Asian blood fluke Schistosoma japonicum

  • Parasitic Products as Molecular Drivers of Macrophage Reprogramming. A Novel Therapeutical Tool for the Treatment of Immune-Mediated Diseases

  • High-resolution 1H NMR analysis of continuous and discontinuous thermo-oxidative susceptibility of culinary oils during frying at 180?

  • Modification of Protein Synthesis Inhibitor Antibiotics to Improve Efficacy/Safety


15.30 – 16.00  Break for tea


16.00 – 17.30  Further insights from the biomedical sciences

  • The development of titanosilicate nanomaterials for use in water purification

  • The therapeutic potential of agents targeting HER family members and CDKs in stomach cancer

  • Chitosan Hydrogels Cross-Linked with Trimesic Acid for the Delivery of 5-Fluorouracil in Cancer Therapy

  • Stem cell screening to identify novel drug targets in the human parasite Schistosoma mansoni


17.30  - 17.45 How research can have impact on policy: a practitioner's view


17.45  Prizegiving for the best posters and the best presentations


Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: HSSCE PGR Conference Committee


Directions to PRMB0012 (Clattern Lecture Theatre), Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE: