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Sioned Pearce

Sioned Pearce Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2018 Dr Sioned Pearce researches devolved social policy in the UK and Europe. She examines the formation and impact of specific social policies to address welfare, poverty and (youth) unemployment, under different devolved and decentralised systems. She uses a range of research methods including qualitative interviews, visual data collection techniques,

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Jemma Hawkins

Jemma Hawkins Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2018 Jemma obtained her BSc degree in Psychology at Cardiff University and went on to complete a PhD in Health Psychology after three years working as a mental health practitioner for the NHS. She is now a research fellow at the UKCRC Centre of Excellence for the Development and Evaluation

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Emma Yhnell

Emma Yhnell Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2018 Emma obtained a BSc degree in Biochemistry at Cardiff University before staying on to complete a PhD in the School of Biosciences exploring Huntington’s disease in the laboratory. She then obtained an independent research fellowship funded by the Welsh Government through Health and Care Research Wales, to translate her

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Catrin Williams

Catrin Williams Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2018 Catrin graduated from Cardiff University in 2008 with a BSc (Hons.) and in 2013 with a PhD, both in Microbiology. After spending 18 months in industry (Cultech Ltd.), she returned to Cardiff University in 2014 where she is now based at the School of Engineering as a Sêr Cymru

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Hu Du

Hu Du Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2017 Hu joined the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University as a Sêr Cymru Research Fellow in December 2014. Prior to joining Cardiff, he was a Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Energy Simulation at Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development, Oxford Brookes University. He obtained PhD in 2012 from Northumbria

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Wayne Nishio Ayre

Wayne Nishio Ayre Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2017 Wayne graduated from Cardiff University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Engineering in Medical Engineering (first class honours) and in 2013 obtained his PhD, which was an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Schools of Engineering and Pharmacy investigating novel methods of delivering antibiotics and enhancing the osseointegration of

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Matthew Pearson

Matthew Pearson Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2017 Matthew is an early career lecturer at Cardiff School of Engineering working within the Structural Performance group. He completed his PhD in Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of aerospace structures in 2013, prior to that he received his MEng in Mechanical Engineering, both at Cardiff University. He was worked

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Sarah Gerson

Sarah Gerson Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2017 Sarah obtained her BS degree in psychology at Illinois State University and went on to complete a Masters and PhD at the University of Maryland. She left the USA to do a postdoc at Radboud University Nijmegen and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour in the

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Daryl Beggs

Daryl Beggs Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2017 Daryl is a Lecturer in the School of Physics & Astronomy at Cardiff University. His research is focused on using compound semiconductors in the fabrication of photonic integrated circuits – man-made structures that can control light (or photons) on semiconductor chips in similar ways to how integrated electronic

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Amy Baldwin

Amy Baldwin Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2016 Amy obtained her B.Sc. degree in Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) from the University of Leicester and subsequently a Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Genetics. Amy specialises in generating and utilising large collections of variants. Currently based in Cardiff School of Biosciences, Amy is generating a large collection of Dictyostelium variants

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