UCL News


Allied health professionals: Win a trip to Uganda

17 July 2006

The UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women's Health is running a competition for allied health professionals (AHPs) to win a trip to the International Women's Health conference in Kampala, Uganda.

Entrants are invited to write a short piece (up to 750 words) about how they are contributing, or want to contribute, to an aspect of women's health. Judges will be looking for evidence of enthusiasm and commitment to women's health rather than scholarly rigour. The deadline for entries is 1 August 2006 and the winner will be announced in mid-August.

The prize is a five-day trip to attend the Kampala conference as part of a multidisciplinary team from UCLH. The winner will also have the chance to give a short talk on their ideas or experiences at the annual meeting of the Institute for Women's Health in December.

Anne Lanceley, Nurse Research Fellow at UCLH, said: "The competition offers a fantastic opportunity for allied health professionals to come forward with ideas for improving women's health. We hope that contestants will be inspired to get more involved in the UCL Institute for Women's Health, which needs the energy and enthusiasm of a very broad range of staff including health professionals, scientists, and administrative and support staff, if it is to continue to make a real difference to women's health."

The competition is open to all UCL/UCLH AHPs, including midwives, nurses, sonographers, physiotherapists, dieticians and counsellors.

To find out more, contact Anne Lanceley, and for an application pack contact Michele Dres, Research Coordinator.