Tuesday 11 February marks International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020, which is a day to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls.
We will be sharing the stories of some of the extraordinary women in science whoo are working within research at the Trust.
Hannah Scrafton - Research Nurse
Hannah graduated from The University of Hull with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Following this she went on to study at The University of Nottingham and graduated in 2016 with a Masters in Adult Nursing.
Since qualifying Hannah found her passion to be in Emergency Medicine and currently works in the Emergency Department at Royal Derby Hospital. In 2019 she also started working as a research nurse for Research in Emergency Medicine Derby (REMEDY).
Hannah has been awarded a grant from the Trust’s Research Pump-Priming Scheme that is funded by the Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity to explore the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychological events that face Emergency Department professionals. The results from this study will then be used to facilitate a larger, multi-centre study to develop and improve future interventions to provide psychological support for colleagues who face traumatic situations on a daily basis.
Recently, Hannah has received a HEE/NIHR Pre-Doctoral Bridging Programme award. As part of this programme she is developing a research project to advance the care of Stroke patients in A&E. The aim is to improve the way swallowing is assessed to ensure patients are not at risk of complications associated with dysphagia (swallowing difficulties).
She is honoured to follow in the footsteps of pioneering women, whose dedication and hard-won achievements in science paved the way for women entering a career in science today. She is proud to be able to follow her curiosity and make a difference to the care that patients receive.