Congratulations to the 2020 Evidence Synthesis Ireland Summer Students.
The projects were awarded to:
Amy Lawlor, supervised by Prof Paddy Gillespie.
Project: An exploratory analysis of the reporting of health economic data in published systematic reviews.
Amy is an M.Sc student in Health Economics at NUI Galway. She has a BA in Economics and Geography. Her summer project, supervised by Prof Gillespie, is an exploratory analysis of the reporting of health economic data in published systematic reviews. The project will include search techniques and the development and application of a quality assessment tool to compare the reporting of health economic evidence in systematic reviews to that in the original studies.
Nikolett Warner, supervised by Dr Chris Noone
Project: Investigating and evaluating the evidence on psychological predictors of physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic – A scoping review
Nikolette is a third year PhD student in Psychology at NUI Galway, titled “Development of an online intervention for individuals diagnosed with a BRCA1/2 mutation”. She has a BA in Psychology and an M.Sc in Health Psychology. Her summer project, supervised by Dr Noone, is a scoping review to investigate and evaluate the evidence on psychological predictors of physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. This project will focus on using scoping review methods and applying open science practices, and will continue the vital role of evidence synthesis the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.