Previous Events – 2020

PubhD #69: Wednesday, 19 February 2020

  • James Mcintosh (Social Psychology) studies at Nottingham Trent University and spoke at PubhD in February 2018, just as he was starting his PhD. He will give us an update on his “social cure” research 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.
  • Hayfa Sharif (Medicine) is a PhD candidate at the University of Nottingham. She focuses on MRI approaches to study diseases of gastrointestinal function in children.
  • Jen Caddick (History) is a third-year PhD student at the University of Nottingham. Her research focuses on the social networks, political structures and ideologies that underpinned late medieval English kingship, and people’s experiences of political spaces and ceremonies.

PubhD #68: Wednesday, 22 January 2020

  • Alex Marchbank (History) is a PhD student at the University of Nottingham, supported by the AHRC Midlands 4 Cities doctoral training partnership. Her research looks at how people in late medieval England (c. 1450-1530) used their last wills and testaments as sites for self-expression.
  • Ben Curtis (Philosophy) is a senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. His research is into metaphysics and ethics. He is currently working on the topic of moral status, seeking answers to the questions: What kinds of being have moral status? What grounds moral status? What does it mean to say that some kinds of being (e.g. humans) have a higher moral status than others (e.g. dogs)?
  • Jodi Watt (Medicine) is a PhD student at the University of Nottingham. She uses MRI to look at the metabolism which underlies dementia, attempting to pinpoint where dementia may differ from healthy ageing.