Emily Williams our PhD student passed her viva (oral exam) on her thesis on the 18th January!
Emily's external examiner was Dr William Skylark from Cambridge University (https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/william-j-matthews) and her internal examiner was Dr Jason Taylor (https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/jason.taylor.html). We are very grateful for both of them taking the time and effort to do this role.
According to the examiners' report Emily performed brilliantly in her viva and the examiners were so interested in her work that the exam went on for nearly 3 hours (which caused some stress to her supervisor pacing the corridor outside - i.e. me! - Luke Jones).
Emily will graduate in July this year which we are looking forward to. Emily is already working in a postdoctoral research position in Leeds (see below for her blog post about it).
Thank you to everyone who gave help and support to Emily during her PhD, and especially to Dr Andrew Stewart who was her co-supervisor along with myself.
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