Department of Social & Policy Sciences

2015 Annual SPS Postgraduate Research Symposium

Wed Dec 09 08:44:00 GMT 2015

The departmental Postgraduate Research Students’ Symposium returned as a one-day event on the 11th September 2015.

The event was organised by a team of dedicated PhD candidates (Natalie Booth, Hung-ju Lai, Thomais Massala, Britta Matthes, Berenice Scandone) with the intention of enabling fellow students from the Department of Social & Policy Sciences to showcase their research.

8 PhD candidates (Chao Fang, Alinka Gearon, Hung-ju Lai, Jana Kralova, Sakine Kose, Silvia Storchi, Renske Visser, Anh Vu) showcased their research in the form of oral presentation.

7 Session Chairs (Professor Sarah White, Professor Tess Ridge, Professor Tony Walter, Dr. Susan Johnson, Dr. Jason Hart, Dr. Sarah Moore, Dr. Theo Papadopoulos) brought together presenters and audience, creating inspirational and informative sessions.

The event was attended by 40 graduate students from the Faculty who engaged with a range of topics and issues.

Sarah White (Professor of International Development & well-being) commented:

"The PGR Symposium was a fabulous day, really capturing the strength of the department both in its diversity (dance as a research approach!) and in the commonality of the commitment to critical reflection and careful listening to people whose views are often obscured. Great food for thought (and great food!)."