"I’m enjoying my PhD very much. The subject area is fascinating and it’s encouraging to know that so many people stand to benefit from this research. Although my PhD is looking at healthcare professional education, it is patients and the public who will directly benefit from these new diagnostics and therapies.
"USW has a very supportive and friendly culture amongst both staff and students, which has made the transition from full-time work to full-time student much easier! I love the postgraduate research community within the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education. We have a dedicated office with excellent creature comforts (which are essential for long days of studying!) and the other postgraduate research students are a wonderful source of advice and support. I also love the location of the university. It has some beautiful views down the valleys and is a very easy commute for me coming from the west.
"I’m very open and flexible about where this PhD may take me. Ideally, I would like to teach undergraduate nurses as well as continue my research career in academia. However, I would also love to work in Welsh Government on health policy, or even in the third sector in a research capacity. The great thing about a PhD is that it builds invaluable skills and is a significant piece of professional development which lends itself to all sorts of roles and job sectors. The world really is your oyster! "