Athena SWAN Success: Elizabeth Dubois

June 2013

The British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG) holds a ‘Research Presentations Day’ each year where women postgraduate students are invited to give short presentations of their research work. Doctoral Researcher, Elizabeth Dubois, was one of eight women selected to present on her PhD thesis Health Checks in Primary Care: Steps to Improve Population Health on 11 May 2013. The BFWG’s Research Presentation Day provides the unique opportunity to hear women present their PhD research and meet young academics. Congratulations to Elizabeth on her achievement.

The BFWG was originally founded to promote women’s opportunities in education and public life with particular concern for issues relating higher education. It is part of the International Federation of University Women (IFUW) and linked to the University of Women in Europe (UWE) and the United Nations (UN).


Doctoral Researcher, Elizabeth Dubois, and Research Assistant, Dr Sondus Hassounah were chosen to present their posters at the 1st Arab World Conference on Public Health held in Dubai in April. Their topics were: Health Checks in Primary Care: Steps to Improve Population Health and Challenges & Solutions: The Case of Egypt’s Health System Performance, respectively. Public Health Dubai.

Elizabeth was also chosen to present a poster of her PhD thesis to this year’s 42nd Annual Conference Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) to be held at the University of Nottingham in July 2013. The SAPC, a medical teaching society, supports high quality primary care research studies undertaken in the UK.

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