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Emily Underwood-Lee

Emily Underwood-Lee University of South Wales Welsh Crucible 2019 Emily is Research Fellow at the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at the University of South Wales. In 2016 she completed her PhD, a feminist study of the ways contemporary women artists confront objectification in live art and performance. Her post-doctoral research focuses on little

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Fan Zhang

Fan Zhang University of South Wales Welsh Crucible 2019 Fan received his BEng in automation from Tianjin University of Technology and Education, P.R. China, and obtained his MSc in control systems and PhD in developing control strategy to eliminate the vibration for marine vessels from Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at the University

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Vicki Brown

Vicki Brown University of South Wales Welsh Crucible 2018 Vicki graduated from the University of Exeter with a Masters in Mathematics and went on to complete a PhD at the University of Bath in Mathematical Biology. In 2010 she began a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Michigan in the USA and is now working

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Rukshan Navaratne

Rukshan Navaratne University of South Wales Welsh Crucible 2018 Rukshan obtained his PhD in Aerospace Engineering at Cranfield University and currently working as a lecturer in the Aeronautical Engineering Department at University of South Wales. Before joining academia, he has spent much of his career working as an engineer, researcher and consultant in automotive and

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Emma Hayhurst

Emma Hayhurst University of South Wales Welsh Crucible 2018 Emma obtained her BSc degree in Microbiology at the University of Sheffield. She then stayed on to study for her PhD on bacterial cell wall dynamics. After two years of postdoctoral research, she moved to South Wales in 2009 to take up her current position as

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Mark Bowkett

Mark Bowkett University of South Wales Welsh Crucible 2017 Mark obtained his Masters degree in Electronic and communications at the University of Glamorgan now known as the University of South Wales. He went on to work for the university in the Centre of Electronic Product Engineering for two years designing and building products for small

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David Towsey

David Towsey University of South Wales Welsh Crucible 2017 David completed his BA degree in English & Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University, his MA at Bath Spa in the same subject, and then returned to Aberystwyth for his PhD. Having since published a trilogy of novels, he is now working as a Lecturer in Creative

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Harriet Pierpoint

Harriet Pierpoint University of South Wales Welsh Crucible 2017 Harriet is a Reader in Criminology. She is interested in fairness and vulnerability in the criminal justice system. Her areas of expertise are: (1) criminal process, (2) vulnerable people in the criminal justice system, (3) alternatives to prosecution and custody, (4) resettlement and (5) animal abuse.

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Tim Patterson

Tim Patterson University of South Wales Welsh Crucible 2016 Tim obtained his BSc in Physical Geography at Aberystwyth University and completed a PhD in Lifecycle Assessment of Renewable Gaseous Fuels at the University of South Wales (USW) following a ten year career as an environmental consultant specialising in contaminated land investigation and remediation. He is

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James Kent

James Kent University of South Wales Welsh Crucible 2015 James obtained his BSc in Mathematics at the University of Exeter in 2005, and completed an MSc in Computational Science and Modelling the year after. He completed his PhD in Mathematics at the University of Exeter in 2010. His PhD was sponsored by the Met Office

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