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Jonathan Gillard

Jonathan Gillard Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2014 Jonathan Gillard is a lecturer in Statistics at Cardiff School of Mathematics, who studied for a PhD investigating measurement error models and their practical applications. One particular application involved developing optimal screening strategies for Down’s syndrome. Jonathan is currently working towards Chartered Statistician accreditation with the Royal Statistical

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Ceri Fielding

Ceri Fielding Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2014 Ceri obtained his BSc degree in Virology from the University of Warwick, including an intercalated year in the Novartis Research Institute in Vienna, Austria. Then he moved to the University of Wales College of Medicine for his PhD studying a human herpes virus associated with a number of

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Mark Eaton

Mark Eaton Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2014 Mark was awarded an MEng in mechanical engineering from Cardiff University, where he subsequently went on to complete his PhD. He now works as a postdoctoral research associate in the structural performance research group within Cardiff School of Engineering. His research has predominantly focussed on detecting damage in

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Oliver Castell

Oliver Castell Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2014 Oliver was appointed Cardiff University SBP Research Fellow and Lecturer in September 2013, this followed four years postdoctoral research at Oxford University working across traditional discipline boundaries to use single molecule techniques to understand the processes of the cell membrane. Oliver’s research lies at the intersection of the

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Anwen Williams

Anwen Williams Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2013 Anwen is a pharmacist and a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. Anwen is a Professor in Cardiff University’s School of Medicine. She is also the Director of Postgraduate Research and Deputy Dean of Research (Postgraduate). She is a biomedical research expert who is passionate about defining the

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Peter Theobald

Peter Theobald Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2013 Peter obtained a BEng Medical Engineering from the University of Bradford (2003), and a PhD (focussing on soft tissue injury biomechanics) from Cardiff University (2006). He has also earned a PGCert in University Teaching & Learning (2012) and is a Chartered Engineer. Peter was a post-doc at Cardiff

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Jun Liang

Jun Liang Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2013 Jun received the BSc from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 1992 and the MSc and PhD degrees from China Electric Power Research Institute, Beijing, China, in 1995 and 1998, respectively. From 1998 to 2001 he was a Senior Engineer with China Electric Power Research

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Catherine Jones

Catherine Jones Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2013 Catherine completed a BSc in psychology at University College London and followed this with a PhD in cognitive neuroscience from the UCL Institute of Neurology. The focus of her PhD was the neural correlates of motor and perceptual timing, including research on Parkinson’s disease. Catherine then worked as

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Elaine Ferguson

Elaine Ferguson Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2013 After graduating from the University of Manchester with a Master of Pharmacy degree, Elaine qualified as a pharmacist before completing her PhD in nanomedicine at Cardiff University. Elaine then undertook several interdisciplinary post-doc research positions and was promoted to lecturer at the School of Dentistry in January 2013.

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William Davies

William Davies Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2013 William obtained an M.Biochem degree at the University of Bath, and went on to complete a PhD at the University of Cambridge. After four years of postdoctoral work at The Babraham Institute, Cambridge and Cardiff University, William was employed as an RCUK Fellow at Cardiff University; he was

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