Congratulations to Roisin Dillon MHPP students for being awarded the Oxford University’s 2018 “Map the System Challenge” award!

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Roisin Dillon, MHPP student and receiver of the Oxford University’s 2018 “Map the System Challenge” award

Huge congratulations to Roisin Dillon, one of GHSM postgraduate students, for being awarded the top prize in Oxford University’s ‘Map the System Challenge’ competition.

This is a global competition in which students are asked to undertake research on a social or environmental issue they feel passionately about.

 

Roisin’s presentation on the opioid crisis came first out of 470 entries from 27 different universities across the globe. Details about the winners of this year’s competition will be up on the “Map the System’ website soon.

In an interview with 660 News, Roisin explains that “We’re oversimplifying the problem and we have a lot of misconceptions and assumptions about who might be experiencing any kind of struggle with opiate addiction.” Roisin argues that public health solutions need to tackle over-prescribing and the assumption that we should eradicate pain at all costs, rather than helping people to manage it.

See the news report here: http://www.660news.com/2018/06/06/calgarian-recent-mru-valedictorian-wins-oxford-competition-opioid-presentation/

Roisin is studying on our MSc in Medicine, Health and Public Policy. 

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