2013 Saltire Postgraduate Research Mobility Scholarship
Leila was successful in her application for a project that will enable her to extend her knowledge and refine the measurement and assessment skills required for the first phase of her PhD and gather a larger data set in different populations. It will also be an opportunity to engage with other researchers in this specialist field.
The project will be undertaken in collaboration with Professor Jane Armer from the University of Missouri, USA. Professor Armer is one of the leading international clinical researchers in lymphoedema, both in assessment and management of lymphoedema. Professor Armer is currently conducting research in genetic predisposition to breast cancer lymphedema and long-term survivorship outcomes. She oversees the research of a number of doctoral and undergraduate students in nursing and related fields, serves as director of the American Lymphedema Framework Project, and sits on the Medical Advisory Committee of the National Lymphedema Network, the Board of the Lymphology Association of North America, and the 'Putting Evidence into Practice' team of the Oncology Nursing Society. The 2013 Saltire Postgraduate Research Mobility scholarship awarded to Ms. Dunn will enhance the reciprocal learning among graduate students studying in areas of lymphedema assessment, measurement, and management at the University of Glasgow and University of Missouri. "The opportunity to partner with Mrs Sneddon, Dr Paul and Ms. Dunn of the University of Glasgow, provider of one of the few accredited qualifications in lymphoedema in the UK, and the only one in Scotland is very welcome. The University of Glasgow has an active lymphoedema research programme within the Nursing & Health Care School which encompasses Rehabilitation and Cancer, themes which are at the center of the Armer research program at University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing and Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, providing an exciting opportunity for international nursing collaboration."
First published: 2 December 2014