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Claire Hanley

Claire Hanley Swansea University Welsh Crucible 2019 Claire conducts research into neural plasticity; incorporating neuroimaging techniques and non-invasive brain stimulation methods to determine how our brains adapt as part of the ageing process. She actively engages in opportunities to raise public awareness of how older adults can maintain their cognitive function for as long as

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Antonia Ivaldi

Antonia Ivaldi Aberystwyth University Welsh Crucible 2019 Antonia is a senior lecturer in psychology at Aberystwyth University. Her background has been in the field of music psychology, gaining a BSc (Hons) in psychology with music, before completing an MSc and PhD in social music psychology at Keele University. Antonia has worked at Loughborough University and

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Esther Jones

Esther Jones Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland (formerly University of South Wales) Welsh Crucible 2019 Esther has an undergraduate degree in Astrophysics from Cardiff University. After working in industry, she returned to study for an MRes in Environmental Biology and obtained a PhD at the University of St Andrews. Her postdoctoral and independent research focused on

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Karin Koehler

Karin Koehler Bangor University Welsh Crucible 2019 Karin holds an MA (Hons) in English and French as well as a PhD in Victorian Literature from St Andrews University. She now works as a lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature at Bangor University. Karin’s research explores how literature interacts with media, technologies, and networks of communication. Her current

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James Kolasinski

James Kolaskinski Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2019 James obtained his BA in Medical Sciences from the University of Oxford. He subsequently took up the von Clemm Fellowship at Harvard University, where he worked on fetal brain imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital. James returned to the University of Oxford to complete his DPhil (PhD) in Clinical

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Andrew Lloyd

Andrew Lloyd Aberystwyth University Welsh Crucible 2019 Andrew obtained a BSc from the University of Adelaide, Australia and went on to complete his PhD at the same institution, receiving a University Doctoral Medal for his research in evolutionary genetics. He has since held postdoctoral positions in France at INRA Versailles, and as a Marie Curie

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Patricia Masterson-Algar

Patricia Masterson-Algar Bangor University Welsh Crucible 2019 Patricia completed a BSc and a Research Master’s degree in Marine Sciences before making a career change and training as an Occupational Therapist in 2009. She then went on to complete a PhD in Health Sciences. As part of her PhD, she carried out the process evaluation of

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Richard Metcalfe

Richard Metcalfe Swansea University Welsh Crucible 2019 Richard is a Lecturer in Human and Exercise Physiology within the Applied Sport Technology, Exercise and Medicine (ASTEM) Research Centre at Swansea University. He graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh in 2010, and subsequently completed his PhD in exercise

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Ben Newland

Ben Newland Cardiff University Welsh Crucible 2019 Ben studied Natural Sciences at Durham University to obtain a broad but solid footing for becoming a secondary school science teacher. After teaching in Leeds and Cornwall he completed an MRes in Nanomaterials at Imperial College London. He quickly became keen on research and completed a PhD at

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Emily Preedy

Emily Preedy Swansea University Welsh Crucible 2019 Emily obtained her BSc (Hons) in Forensic Science at Glamorgan University, and went on to complete an MSc in Nanomedicine at Swansea University, later gaining a PhD in Bionanotechnology at Cardiff University investigating the effects of nanoparticles on the longevity of implanted biomedical devices. She has been involved

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