Dr Heather Morgan has recently been awarded funds through the Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) at the University of Aberdeen to develop her research on the use of wearable technologies and apps to support people with chronic conditions.
Heather was delighted to receive this prestigious award and said “These funds will enable me to undertake an evidence synthesis in this underexplored area from which to identify and develop questions for further research to take forward in applications for fellowships. The project also involves knowledge exchange with key stakeholders and promotes networking with colleagues, enhancing research impact through its translation and dissemination and facilitating interdisciplinary research within and beyond the University.”
The ISSF was awarded to the University of Aberdeen by The Wellcome Trust to support a range of strategic research activities that fall within The Wellcome Trust's remit. Projects must fall within he remit of The Wellcome Trust and be within the strategic remit of the Aberdeen ISSF including Applied Health Sciences, particularly through its Chief Scientist Office-funded Health Services Research Unit.
This is a competitive scheme, which is designed to enhance support for the preparation of fellowship applications within The Wellcome Trust’s remit within the context of the University’s highly successful fellowship management scheme and as part of its commitment to recruiting and retaining the highest calibre Early Career Researchers.
You can read more about Heather’s project here: Using self-administered health monitoring technologies to support the self-management of long-term conditions: a qualitative evidence synthesis