Each year the YQSR group hosts Research and Implementation Assistants from the School of Psychology as part of the University of Leeds’ Internship Programme which enables students to complete an undergraduate level work placement. The Research and Implementation Assistants spend 9 months with the research team where they have the opportunity to support research projects that are currently underway and provide support in the planning and delivery of new projects.
Our current Research and Implementation Assistants (2016-2017):
Lucy is an undergraduate student studying psychology at the University of Leeds. With an interest in research, and considering a PhD after graduation, Lucy applied for the Research and Implementation Assistant role as part of her 4-year course. She felt that this placement would offer a great insight into what the different stages of research entail and how the findings are put into practice. With such a broad range of work undertaken at the Institute, Lucy will have the opportunity to be involved in many different projects investigating areas of patient safety and quality of care. She is keen to learn and develop new skills over the nine-month placement which will help her during her return to university and later studies.
Mayur is a student from the University of Leeds currently undertaking a placement year at the Bradford Institute for Health Research as a Research and Implementation Assistant. He has spent the past two years studying Psychology and now hopes to apply his knowledge in the Quality and Safety Research Department over the coming months to help improve Patient Safety. He will be involved in a number of projects within the Institute to gain experience in new fields of research to cultivate skills before returning to University to complete his degree. Mayur aims to get a greater insight to the practices of the NHS to help educate him on both research and clinical settings.