Lauren’s Diary September 2022 – PhD Researcher Funded by CF Warriors
Weekly Update – 29th August, 2022
This week I spent time in the lab practising vascular function techniques and muscle testing techniques
I finalised the protocol for my second study and submitted an amendment for my first study
Weekly Update – 5th September, 2022
This week I began working on my Major Review Document. A Major Review is completed at the end of your first year of full-time study. The purpose of a Major Review is to confirm a PhD student is making acceptable progress and displaying the capability to complete a PhD thesis. There are two parts to a Major Review: a written document and a presentation with a discussion.
I also did a run through of the first visit of my first study and familiarised myself with the order of each test.
Weekly Update – 12th September, 2022
This week I hosted the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science’s Journal club. Once a month, journal club is hosted by a PhD student within the school. Journal club is a meeting where researchers meet and discuss a chosen scientific paper. I also attended the European Cystic Fibrosis Society Exercise Work Group’s journal club. I provided demonstration on vascular function techniques at the University’s research and education event in collaboration with Portsmouth Hospital’s NHS Trust.
Weekly Update – 19th September, 2022
This week I have been working on my Major Review Document
I have been in the lab getting set up to conduct my first study.
I had my monthly supervisory meeting.
Weekly Update – 26th September, 2022
This week I have been learning how to analyse results for a vascular function technique called lontophoresis.
I have been in the lab running exercise tests.
I have been finalising and submitting my Major Review Document