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Elaine Dunlop

Elaine Dunlop Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2016 Elaine obtained her BSc (Hons) degree in Biochemistry from Queen’s University, Belfast, and stayed to study for a PhD in cancer biology, which included a period spent at the University of Pennsylvania. She then moved to Cardiff University to commence post-doctoral research into signalling pathways underlying genetic diseases

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Timothy Easun

Timothy Easun Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2016 Dr Timothy Easun is a Royal Society University Research Fellow recently appointed in the School of Chemistry at Cardiff University. His research is on the control of nanoscale flow of molecules within porous materials using photochemistry both as probe and actuator to make nanofluidic devices. Dr Easun was

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Dawn Mannay

Dawn Mannay Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2016 Dawn Mannay is a Reader in Social Science (Psychology) at Cardiff University and a Trustee for the Women Making a Difference Program. Her research interests revolve around class, education, gender, geography, generation, national identity, violence and inequality; and she employs participatory, visual, creative and narrative methods in her

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Rebecca Sims

Rebecca Sims Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2016 Rebecca is a post-doctoral neurogeneticist within the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics. She obtained her BSc and PhD jn genetics and is currently studying for a MSc in Genetic Epidemiology and Bioinformatics. Her research focuses on identifying genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and understanding how these translate

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2016 Kevin obtained his BSc degree in business information technology education at Utah State University and Master of Education in curriculum and teacher leadership at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Shortly after completing a PhD in Education Administration at Miami University, he served as the Fellow in Curriculum at

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Jason Webber

Jason Webber Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2016 Jason completed a BSc in Biochemistry at Cardiff University, followed by a PhD studying fibroblast differentiation within the context of renal fibrosis. In 2009, he changed fields to explore mechanisms regulating stromal cell differentiation within the tumour microenvironment, under the supervision of Dr. Aled Clayton. In 2014, Jason

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Christopher Groves

Christopher Groves Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2015 Christopher has a BA in Philosophy & Sociology (York), an MA in Philosophy & Social Theory (Warwick) and a PhD in Philosophy (Warwick). After two years teaching adult learners at Warwick University in 2003-05, he took up a research post in Social Sciences at Cardiff. Since then, he

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Jenna Bowen

Jenna Bowen Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2015 Jenna graduated from the Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2006. Following completion of a pre-registration year in community pharmacy, she returned to the department to undertake a PhD, which she successfully defended in November 2011. Now working as a Lecturer within the School, Jenna’s research

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Alan Parker

Alan Parker Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2015 Alan completed his PhD from the University of Birmingham in 2003, and worked as a postdoc at King’s College London (2003-5) then at the University of Glasgow (2005-2013) as a postdoc, then Royal Society of Edinburgh Personal Fellow and latterly as a BHF funded Senior Scientist. In 2013

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Sarah Winstanley

Sarah Rees (nee Winstanley) Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2015 Sarah began her research career in the private sector, where she developed an interest in health research.  After obtaining an MSc in Health Psychology from the University of the West of England, she moved into the area of mental health and wellbeing, working simultaneously in academic

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