Winter Class of 2020

Read yearbook messages from our Winter 2020 graduates.

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Huan Wan PhD in Computer Science and Informatics
I started my PhD at Ulster University after I received the master degree in computer application and technology from the School of Mathematics and Computer Science, Fujian Normal University, China. My research interests are feature extraction, face verification and pattern recognition.The proudest moments of my PhD when my papers were…

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Katrin Lehmann PhD in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
I completed my BSc in Health Studies many years ago and studied part-time through most of my career in child & adolescent mental health completing two MScs in the process. I was privileged to have received a Public Health Agency funded R&D fellowship which allowed me to complete my PhD…

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Elise Ketelaars PhD in Law
I started my PhD at Ulster University after finalising my master's degree in international and human rights law in Utrecht, the Netherlands. It was my first experience in Belfast, but both the warm welcome at the Transitional Justice Institute and the lovely cohort of new PhD students in various departments…

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Beverley Turtle PhD in Nursing and Health
As an undergraduate I studied Psychology at Queen's University Belfast which inspired me to work with individuals with brain injuries as a support worker. I later became an occupational therapist and began my PhD at Jordanstown. My research project looked at the psychometric properties of outcome measures implemented in a…

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Niloofer Shanavas PhD in Computer Sciences and Informatics
After master’s degree, I joined the Artificial Intelligence Research Group in the School of Computing at Ulster University to pursue my PhD. I would like to thank my supervisors for their guidance, invaluable advice, encouragement and support throughout my PhD.My proudest moments were when my research papers were accepted in…

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Jailos Lubinda PhD in Geography and Environmental Studies
Pursuing a PhD at Ulster (Coleraine) in the beauty of the North Coast was a full package, loaded with fun activities like surfing, beaches, touristic attractions all within a 5-30 minutes drive. I’m proud of having taken the opportunity to give a Lecture to present part of my findings to…

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Prawej Ansari PhD in Biomedical Sciences
I am originally from Nepal, having received my undergraduate and master's degree from Bangladesh. During my Master's degree, I chose area of diabetes research and then I was offered a PhD in the School of Biomedical Sciences on Diabetes Research. Currently, I'm working as a Scientist at Randox Laboratories Ltd.…

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Ashrafuzzaman Khan PhD in Social Work and Social Policy
My PhD thesis has focused on forced displacement and land grabbing in Bangladesh. I did Master of Science (MSc) in Cultural and Social Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands; I also obtained Master and Bachelor of Social Science in Anthropology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.Getting admission into…

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Jodie Shevlin PhD in History
Having completed both my undergraduate degree in History with Psychology and a Masters in Research at Ulster University, I was delighted when I was accepted to undertake my PhD at Ulster. My supervisors, Dr Andrew Sneddon and Dr Kyle Hughes, faculty and library staff, and the Doctoral College have been…

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Shannon Wilson PhD in Engineering
I graduated with a BSc in Biomedical Engineering before going on to study a PhD, also in Biomedical Engineering. My thesis work involved investigation of titanium topography in combination with calcium phosphate thin films and the subsequent effect these surfaces had on U2-OS cells.I'll never forget the amazing lab colleagues…

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Julie-Ann Walkden PhD in Nursing and Health
I started my career as a podiatrist and progressed into management within health and social care and am currently Deputy Director of Assurance at the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority. It has been a privilege to be academically supervised by two inspirational deep thinkers, Professor W George Kernohan and Dr…

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Charlotte Zoe Angel PhD in Biomedical Sciences
I studied Medical Neuroscience at the University of Sussex followed by a year working in Industry and then a Master's in Genetics at the University of Lyon in France, before coming to Ulster University for my PhD in Biomedical Sciences.I want to thank my fantastic supervisors Declan McKenna and Colum…

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Margaret McDermott PhD in Modern Languages and Linguistics
Having enjoyed a teaching career for many years the opportunity to further my education presented itself in 2014 and I enrolled in Ulster University. I attended the Magee Campus in Derry and began a Master of Research programme. I graduated with distinction in 2016, but the journey did not end…

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Temilola Olanrewaju PhD in Geography and Environmental Studies
I am Nigerian by origin and was raised in the beautiful city of Lagos. I earned my undergraduate degree in Marine Biology from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, after which I completed a Masters program in Environmental Monitoring and Analysis from Aberystwyth University Wales. My PhD research investigated how feeding…

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Wulme Dery PhD in Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
My academic background includes a MSc in Process Safety Technology, in which my topic of thesis involved the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier. This prompted me to further my knowledge in this field by embarking on a PhD at the HySAFER institute at Ulster University. Here, I conducted…

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Omar El Masri PhD in Law
I am a Beirut-born researcher interested in the experiences of everyday life in post-conflict societies. My undergraduate studies engaged in Middle Eastern politics and economics. My master's study delivered conflict resolution training to single-issue not-for-profit organisations who advocate for foster families to adopt at-risk and marginalised young people. My present…

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