(Image credit: Prof Hazel Hall, University Research Conference 2016)
I am a research student in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University and I am due to graduate with a PhD in Information Science in July 2020. The thesis was submitted in August 2019 and examined in December 2019, which I passed with minor corrections. The corrections were submitted in January 2020 and approved by my examiners in February 2020.
I moved from my hometown of Sunderland in Tyne and Wear (North East England) in August 2015 to begin my PhD adventure in October. I was recently appointed as an Assistant Statistician in the Scottish Government so as of November 2018 I am studying for my PhD on a part time basis whilst working full time.
Prior to starting my PhD, I completed a nine-month research internship with Dr Debora Jeske between December 2014 and September 2015. Whilst completing my internship, I also worked for the National Careers Service as an Adviser, focusing on giving advice and guidance in their main contact centre service. Before this, I worked to gain a variety of paid and voluntary work experience in the Psychology-related area, including roles of an Assistant Psychologist, specialist mentor and higher education support worker. My research interest developed during a voluntary placement in the Psychological Research Services of Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust whilst studying for my degree.
You can find out more about my research on my university page here.
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(Image credit: Iris Buunk, ISIC conference 2016)