Outstanding Postgraduate Academic Achievement Prize for Holly Dale

Posted on 18 January 2019

Congratulations to Holly Dale who has been awarded the MSc Applied Health Research Outstanding Taught Postgraduate Academic Achievement Prize by the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York.

Holly was an NIHR Systematic Review Training Fellow at CRD from 2016-2018. The NIHR Fellowship allowed Holly to combine practical training in key research synthesis methods alongside tuition in applied health research methods as part of her MSc. She worked with the Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Group (CCMD) for her dissertation comparing two of the leading tools (AMSTAR2 and ROBIS) for the critical appraisal of systematic reviews.

"One of the major benefits of working in CRD was that I was given the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge I gained throughout my Master’s degree in real-time in a dynamic and professional research environment. This set me up brilliantly for later conducting my own research. I am indebted to my colleagues who helped me with the project and my supervisors, especially Dr. Nick Meader, for the time and patience they offered me throughout the conduct of the project."

Holly Dale, Jan 2019.

Since completing her MSc Holly has been successful in obtaining an MRC funded PhD Fellowship investigating the inter-relationships between serious mental illness, stigma, substance misuse and suicidal thoughts based at the University of Manchester. We wish Holly all the best for the future and look forward to continued collaboration through the CCMD group