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Leeds Trinity student presents at the British Undergraduate Research Conference

Posted on 13 April 2018

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​​A Leeds Trinity University student was selected to present her research at the British Undergraduate Research Conference, held at the University of Sheffield, this week.

Lydia Braham, who is in the final year of a degree in Forensic Psychology, presented her research on the Impulsivity and Difficulties in Managing Emotions in Self-harming Young Adults.

The British Conference of Undergraduate Research promotes undergraduate research in all disciplines. Undergraduates of all levels are invited to submit papers, posters, workshops and performances to the conference. All abstracts are peer-reviewed and those accepted invited to the present.

After submitting her research, Lydia was delighted to be invited to the conference to showcase her work, which has been supervised by Dr Danielle McDermott, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at Leeds Trinity University.  

Lydia said: "Before I started at Leeds Trinity I would shy away from public speaking. I would never have put myself forward for something like this, but over the course of my degree, my confidence has gradually improved. I could have submitted a poster option, but I thought the presentation would be a good opportunity. I felt confident because it's something I know and have been working on throughout my final year here at Leeds Trinity."

As part of her final year project at the University, Lydia worked with young adults at Foundation Harrogate, where she has been working as a Relief Support Worker, following her Leeds Trinity placement.

Dr Danielle McDermott said: "Lydia has always excelled but it has been lovely to see her confidence grow as she has progressed to her final year. It was great to see Lydia present her work at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research, something which is very daunting to many but Lydia has grabbed the opportunity with both hands.

"Lydia has a real passion and drive to continue her studies and train to be a forensic psychologist. I have no doubt that she will go on to do great things and I look forward to working with her in the field of forensic psychology in the future. She is a credit to us at Leeds Trinity University and I am proud to call her our student."