21 February 2019
Dr Gemma Lasseter, Senior Research Associate and Programme Manager for the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Evaluation of Interventions has been awarded a place as one of the competitively selected 30 future research leaders on the 2019 GW4 Crucible programme.
The Crucible is a fully funded development programme for aspiring research leaders to explore interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to research.
Over a series of three residential workshops, known as ‘labs’, the researchers explore working in an interdisciplinary and collaborative way, and have the chance to connect with expert guest speakers, enhancing their professional networks and visibility.
GW4 Crucible 2019 will focus around the theme of ‘Digital Innovation’. The challenge of developing research in this increasingly important area is dependent upon coordinated interdisciplinary efforts,
Applications were invited from researchers across a range of disciplines, from the humanities, arts and social sciences, to science, computer science, health sciences and engineering.
GW4 Crucible provides an excellent opportunity for early career researchers to consider new approaches to their research and its impact, to enhance leadership potential and career development, and to network with peers and experts from across GW4 and beyond.
Dr Lasseter's current research examines digital health interventions in general practice, with focus on supporting patients to manage their own health conditions and mitigating potential harms. As a mixed-methods researcher, she is particularly keen to evaluate digital health interventions in order to find out what works well, for whom, and in what circumstances.
Dr Lasseter said: "I'm delighted and very excited that I've been selected to take part in the GW4 Crucible 2019. I know from previous cohorts that this is a wonderful opportunity and provides me with protected time to consider my research and its impact. I'm looking forward to developing some meaningful collaborations with my peers across the GW4 universities."