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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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Jonathan Ervine

Jonathan Ervine Bangor University Welsh Crucible 2014 Jonathan obtained a BA in French and Philosophy from the University of Leeds. He then completed an MA, also at Leeds, whilst teaching English at l’Université Charles de Gaulle Lille 3 in France. He then returned to Leeds to complete a PhD before taking up a post as

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Alice Entwistle

Alice Entwistle University of South Wales Welsh Crucible 2014 Alice gained an Hons Degree in English Literature at Durham in 1989. Some years later she returned to Durham to undertake doctoral research into post-war American poetics, having worked in industrial/environmental strategy, publishing, PR and marketing. She taught in the Universities of Glamorgan, Bristol and the

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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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Tom Crick

Tom Crick MBE Swansea University (formerly Cardiff Metropolitan University) Welsh Crucible 2014 Tom is a Senior Lecturer in Computing Science at Cardiff Metropolitan University, having completed his PhD and post-doctoral research at the University of Bath. His research interests lie at the hardware/software interface (and the performance of each): compilers and code optimisation, next-generation microprocessors,

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Rebecca Clifford

Rebecca Clifford Swansea University Welsh Crucible 2014 Rebecca is a historian of the contemporary period who focuses on memory studies in comparative perspective. She completed a DPhil in Modern History at the University of Oxford in 2008. Her book on the creation and meaning of Holocaust commemorations, Commemorating the Holocaust: The Dilemmas of Remembrance 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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Madeline Carr

Madeline Carr UCL (University College London) (formerly Aberystwyth University) Welsh Crucible 2014 Madeline obtained her PhD in International Relations from the Australian National University in 2011. Her thesis examined the relationship between US power and internet technology. After a short period teaching at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan, she accepted a position in the

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Amy Brown

Amy Brown Swansea University Welsh Crucible 2014 Amy Brown is a Professor in Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences at Swansea University. Her background is in psychology and she now applies psychology to understanding health behaviour and developing behavioural interventions.Amy is particularly interested in infant and maternal health during pregnancy and the first year postpartum.

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Luca Börger

Luca Börger Swansea University Welsh Crucible 2014 After a career as professional musician, Luca obtained his MSc degree in biology at the University of Pisa (Italy) and a PhD in Zoology at Cambridge University (UK), spending nearly two years as a visiting student at Imperial College London, Silwood Park. He went on to do postdocs

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