Hosted by MQ and DATAMIND the October knowledge science assembly and workshop was an opportunity for researchers at varied phases of their careers to get collectively, meet, communicate and community.
One attendee, Sarah Cook dinner, a analysis fellow at Imperial Faculty London inside the Respiratory Digital Well being File Group within the College of Public Well being, kindly shares her expertise of attending the occasion.
Thanks for sharing your expertise Sarah. Did you benefit from the occasion?
It was a improbable day with a variety of matters.
Inform us about your self and your present analysis.
I’m, myself as a researcher, at present funded by an NIHR Three Analysis Colleges Psychological Well being Fellowship. That is a part of the NIHR’s Psychological Well being Analysis Programme on bettering psychological well being and wellbeing in underserved communities by collaborative analysis. My present analysis venture is about well being inequalities in folks with alcohol use dysfunction and sort 2 diabetes utilizing digital well being file knowledge inside the UK.
How did you discover out in regards to the occasion?
A colleague at work who screens our groups twitter (X) account first made me conscious of the occasion and handed on the knowledge to me as one thing of potential curiosity.
Why did it enchantment to you?
After I appeared on the occasion info I believed this gave the impression of one thing actually related to my analysis and it will be a great way to attach with different folks with comparable analysis pursuits. I additionally urged my PhD scholar join too and we went collectively on the day.
What occurred on the day itself?
There have been folks presenting in matters very near my very own space in digital well being information and it was nice to hyperlink up with folks in the course of the occasion. I’ve been in e mail contact with a few folks I met on the day already.
What have been the highlights of the day for you?
It was additionally an ideal alternative to listen to about different areas of information analysis together with using social media and app knowledge and the ethics of utilizing gaming for analysis with youngsters. I learnt rather a lot about these areas of analysis, that are more likely to be increasingly essential for analysis of the long run.
What did you find out about MQ because of the occasion?
Earlier than the occasion I used to be conscious of MQ as a funder of psychological well being analysis however this was the primary time I attended certainly one of their occasions.
Will you attend the following MQ and DATAMIND occasion?
It was a really optimistic expertise and I might undoubtedly attend one other occasion like this sooner or later.
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