Previous Events – 2018

Some reviews can be found on the Reviews page.

PubhD #47: Wednesday, 21 February 2018

  • Teresa Ambrosio (Chemistry) is a second year PhD student at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemistry. She is currently developing new methods to activate carbon-hydrogen bonds. These new methods can be used by the pharmaceutical industry to make drugs. She blogs at
  • Philip Northall (Geography) is a third year PhD student at the University of Nottingham’s Laboratory for Urban Complexity and Sustainability (LUCAS). He is exploring how sharing economy platforms could deliver local public services and contribute to more sustainable cities.
  • James Mcintosh (Social Psychology) is a first year PhD student in social psychology at Nottingham Trent University. He is looking at the “social cure” and its application to the Royal British Legion. How the Legion veteran identity impacts health and wellbeing, including the factors that make people feel like they belong, and how these can possibly be enhanced.

PubhD #46: Wednesday, 24 January 2018

  • Jodie Davies-Thompson (Cognitive Neuroscience) is a vision scientist at the University of Nottingham, and has spent many years in the UK, Canada, and Italy, researching the visual system and the changes in the brain that occur when various parts of the visual system go wrong. At this event, Jodie will share the results of a recently completed study, looking at what happens to the hearing parts of the brain in Deaf people.
  • Peter Haysom (Portuguese & Lusophone Studies) is a first year PhD student at the University of Nottingham, funded by the Midlands3Cities AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership. He is researching on the issues of regionalism and regional identity in Portugal, looking at 20th Century Portuguese novelists.
  • Kathryn Thomas (Engineering) is a PhD student in the University of Nottingham Advanced Materials Research Group. Her research involves materials science, human cell biology and microbiology while aiming to develop coatings that will prevent bacteria being able to adhere to and grow on medical implants.