Alice's research project was titled "The drivers of overdiagnosis within modern healthcare systems - An interdisciplinary analysis using the meta-narrative review method".
"It was such a fantastic experience"
"I presented the preliminary findings of my undergraduate dissertation research, conducting an interdisciplinary analysis of the drivers of overdiagnosis in modern healthcare systems. With the large proportion of current literature to date looking at the issue from within the medical context alone, this paper adopted a wider perspective in the hope that this would shed light on novel insights surrounding the underlying causes of overdiagnosis. The findings suggested that the causes originate largely as a result of societal beliefs and perceptions of tech/science/disease, at local, regional, national and international levels. The research therefore eludes to the wider importance of adopting an interdisciplinary approach when conducting health service/system research, with the findings having potentially important health policy implications and revealing several avenues for further research.
It was such a fantastic experience and great to meet other students from across the country and hear about their research!"