Small Grants 2019 winner update


As part of our new blog, ASME is checking in with past award winners. Today, we catch up with Kirsty Alexander, Small Grant winner from 2019… I am a postdoctoral researcher currently working at the Research Department for Medical Education (RDME) at UCL. Having graduated with my PhD in 2018, I am an early career researcher and was very pleased to be awarded an ASME Small Grant in 2019. My Small Grant project is a qualitative study exploring the process of knowledge exchange between academics and practitioners working in Widening Access (WA) to medicine. In the UK, WA is a governmental policy initiative that aims to reduce disparities between the proportion of different demographic groups entering university. Practically, it involves initiatives such as outreach, summer schools and gateway programmes. Many different stakeholders are thus involved: policymakers, researchers, university WA practitioners, schoolteachers, parents and the potential applicants themselves. In healthcare research, we...

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