Goodbye and hello to students

Laurie and Aliya recently finished their Masters in Clinical Research (MRes) degrees – congratulations to them!  After much hard work they have written and handed in their 15,000 word essays and we have said goodbye to them as they have returned to their old jobs – Aliya in the lung function department here at King’s College Hospital, and Laurie back to Sheffield Children’s Hospital.  Our other Masters students, Cara and Gavin, have also recently completed their degrees in Human and Applied Physiology and have left us; well done to them for hard work in their projects.  We will miss them all (and we hope they miss us a little bit too).

On a happier note, we welcome 3 new MRes students to the lab – Matt, Hannah and Lorna.  Like Aliya, Lorna has come to us from the lung function department at King’s College Hospital so we know her well; she will be working on a project involving children with asthma.  Hannah is a physiotherapist from King’s who will do a project seeing how we can improve leg strength in people with COPD.  Matt is a respiratory physiologist who normally works at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and will be looking at blood flow in people’s leg muscles during exercise.  They started here last week so haven’t got started with their projects just yet, but we will be working them hard so it won’t be long before they’re making measurements!

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