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UCC Quercus College Scholars in Applied Psychology 2014/2015

UCC Quercus College Scholars in Applied Psychology 2014/2015

  • 28 Oct 2014

Congratulations to Daragh Fleming ( Applied Psychology) and Eimer Cadogan ( Applied Psychology) who are the UCC Quercus College Scholars in Applied Psychology 2014/2015 (First Year and Second Year respectively). The Award signifies the achievement of academic excellence in their study of Applied Psychology.

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Congratulations to Gillian DunnGalvin!

Congratulations to Gillian DunnGalvin!

  • 22 Oct 2014

Congratulations to Gillian DunnGalvin who was recently awarded a prize for ‘Outstanding Research and Abstract Presentation’ at the  Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Meeting (FAAM) 2014, by the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI).

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Prof Ian Robertson launches SoAP 50th Seminar Series

Prof Ian Robertson launches SoAP 50th Seminar Series

  • 20 Oct 2014

To celebrate our fiftieth anniversary the School of Applied Psychology are bringing notable psychologists from across Ireland to give a series of talks here at our School.  Each contributor to the seminar series has made a significant research contribution internationally and we launch this series on November 5th with a talk by Professor Ian Robertson from Trinity College Dublin.

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Culture Night September 19

Culture Night September 19

  • 10 Sep 2014

As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations SOAP invites you to a fun, informative, interactive introduction to psychology led by the staff and students behind the research being carried out in the School – we look forward to seeing you!

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Angela Veale - Book Launch

Angela Veale - Book Launch

  • 01 Sep 2014

A new book by Dr Angela Veale, and Dr Giorgia Donà is being launched this week at the Crisis, Mobility and New Forms of Migration Conference at UCC.

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"Predicting self-harm and suicide"

  • 10 Feb 2014

Professor Ella Arensman "Predicting self-harm and suicide: Have we progressed the state-trait debate?"

Wednesday April, 16 1-2pm, Room G20, Enterprise Centre, North Mall

 

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"Essential Role of Lysosomes in Cellular Waste Clearance"

  • 10 Feb 2014

Dr Barry Boland - "Essential Role of Lysosomes in Cellular Waste Clearance – Relevance to Neurodegenerative Diseases".

Wednesday February 19, 1-2pm, Room G20, Enterprise Centre, North Mall

 

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Are Daleks or parents better at instilling childhood fears?

Are Daleks or parents better at instilling childhood fears?

  • 10 Jan 2014

Professor Andy Field - Are Daleks or parents better at instilling childhood fears?

Date:                     Wednesday 5th February 2014

Time:                    6.00pm

Venue:                 West Wing Room 9 see campus map for directions at http://www.ucc.ie/en/visitors/maps/

 

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Raegan Murphy - Book Chapter

Raegan Murphy - Book Chapter

  • 29 Jan 2014

Raegan Murphy has recently had her research published in a chapter in the new book ‘Race and sex differences in intelligence and personality’.  The chapter , titledThe Flynn effect in Korea: Large gains’ was co-authored with Dr.’s te Nijenhuis, Cho,  and Lee.  

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Publication: Online support groups for mental health

Publication: Online support groups for mental health

  • 16 Jan 2014

Aideen Lawlor, a postgraduate researcher in Applied Psychology, recently published her research examining self-stigma and participation in online support groups.  The research, co-authored with Jurek Kirakowski and titled ‘Online support groups for mental health: A space for challenging self-stigma or a means of social avoidance?’ was published in Computers in Human Behavior. 

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Closing Dates for Taught Postgraduate Programmes

Closing Dates for Taught Postgraduate Programmes

  • 10 Jan 2014

First round application deadline for Taught Postgraduate Courses is January 15 2014. Offers for this round will be made by January 29 2014. Get your application in now.

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"Networks of Mind: learning, culture, neuroscience"

  • 10 Jan 2014

Professor Kathy Hall - "Networks of Mind: learning, culture, neuroscience".

Wednesday January 22, 1-2pm, Room G20, Enterprise Centre, North Mall

 

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"Neural repetition effects, memory processing and behavioural goals"

  • 06 Jan 2014

Dr Ciara Greene - "Neural repetition effects reveal recognition memory processing in the absence of behavioural goals".

Wednesday January 8, 1-2pm, Room G20, Enterprise Centre, North Mall

 

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"The Impact of Adult Child Emigration on the Mental Health of Older Parents"

  • 10 Dec 2013

Dr Irene Mosca - "The Impact of Adult Child Emigration on the Mental Health of Older Parents".

Wednesday December 11, 1-2pm, Room G20, Enterprise Centre, North Mall

 

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Dr. Angela Veale - Health & Global Equity in the Period of Global Crisis

Dr. Angela Veale - Health & Global Equity in the Period of Global Crisis

  • 06 Dec 2013

Dr. Angela Veale recently participated in a conference on Health & Global Equity in the Period of Global Crisis, November 28-30 organised by DSA Ireland which aims to be a ‘dialogue space’ for researchers, policy-makers and development practitioners in Ireland. 

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"Diet and Health and the Challenges of Evidence Based Public Policy"

  • 28 Nov 2013

Professor Ivan Perry - "Diet and Health and the Challenges of Evidence Based Public Policy".

Wednesday December 4, 1-2pm, Room G20, Enterprise Centre, North Mall

 

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"The Hows and Whys of Decision Making"

  • 19 Nov 2013

Dr. Denis O'Hora -"The Hows and Whys of Decision Making".

Wednesday November 27, 1-2pm, Room G20, Enterprise Centre, North Mall

 

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Depression among students and its relationship with the College environment

Depression among students and its relationship with the College environment

  • 08 Nov 2013

The School of Applied Psychology Research Seminar welcomes Dr. Aine Horgan of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC.

Dr. Horgan will present on "Depression among students and its relationship with the College environment".

 

Wednesday November 13, 1-2pm, Room G20, Enterprise Centre, North Mall

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Emma Hurley, postgraduate researcher at the School of Applied Psychology

Emma Hurley, postgraduate researcher at the School of Applied Psychology

  • 08 Oct 2013

Congratulations to our postgraduate researcher Emma Hurley, who was awarded an Erasmus Grant to conduct part of her research in the Netherlands. Gefeliciteerd Emma!

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Two new Masters courses commenced in the School of Applied Psychology.

Two new Masters courses commenced in the School of Applied Psychology.

  • 03 Oct 2013

Congratulations to Dr. David O'Sullivan and Dr. Zelda Di Blasi for launching the Masters in Coaching Psychology and the Masters in Coaching Practice.

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Congratulations to Dr. Zelda Di Blasi

Congratulations to Dr. Zelda Di Blasi

  • 03 Oct 2013

Dr. Zelda Di Blasi a lecturer at the School of Applied Psychology was recently granted resources to study ‘The role of positive psychology in enhancing student engagement, academic performance and psychological wellbeing’. 

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Congratulations to David O'Sullivan

Congratulations to David O'Sullivan

  • 03 Oct 2013

David O' Sullivan who is a lecturer at the School of Applied Psychology is to receive a UCC President’s Award into Innovative Forms of Teaching.

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Brain regions showing coactivation with attention network during visual distraction

Brain regions showing coactivation with attention network during visual distraction

  • 24 Sep 2013

Ciara Greene1 and David Soto2

1University College Cork, School of Applied Psychology, Cork, Ireland

2Imperial College London, Department of Medicine, Division of Brain Sciences, St. Dunstan's Road, London, W6 8RP (UK)

Introduction: Two routes to visual distraction have been identified: salient stimuli capture attention in a bottom-up fashion, and the reappearance of task-irrelevant items that are being actively maintained in working memory can lead to distraction via top-down, but automatic, guidance of attention. Bottom-up, stimulus-driven distraction is associated with a ventral frontoparietal network incorporating the inferior frontal gyrus (IFG) and temporoparietal junction (TPJ).  A dorsal network including the superior frontal gyrus, superior parietal cortex and intraparietal sulcus has been shown to underlie the voluntary, top-down control of attention.

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Marie Kotzur a postgraduate researcher at the School of Applied Psychology

Marie Kotzur a postgraduate researcher at the School of Applied Psychology

  • 17 Sep 2013

Marie Kotzur presents her survey study at the BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference in Brighton

 

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Karen O'Leary a Postgraduate Researcher in the School of Applied Psychology.

Karen O'Leary a Postgraduate Researcher in the School of Applied Psychology.

  • 17 Sep 2013

Karen O'Leary recently presented her research at the Annual Conference of the BPS Division of Health Psychology.

 

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Laura Lee, a postgraduate researcher in the School of Applied Psychology

Laura Lee, a postgraduate researcher in the School of Applied Psychology

  • 12 Sep 2013

Laura Lee recently presented her research at the Joint Annual Conference of the BPS Developmental and Cognitive Sections. 

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Mary Galvin, Researcher in Applied Psychology

Mary Galvin, Researcher in Applied Psychology

  • 02 Jul 2013

Mary Galvin recently presented her research in a position paper at the annual ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

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Kellie Morrisey, Researcher in Applied Psychology

Kellie Morrisey, Researcher in Applied Psychology

  • 02 Jul 2013

Kellie Morrisey recently presented her research in a position paper at the annual ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

 

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PsychSlam takes place today!

PsychSlam takes place today!

  • 16 Apr 2015

This Thursday we’ll be enjoying listening to talks by Cork Transition year students on what makes Roy Keane tough, why some people enjoy being terrified by horror movies and whether love is in the heart or the head, as well as other topics that take a fun approach to concepts and theories in psychology.

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Thanks to everyone for an amazing symposium!

Thanks to everyone for an amazing symposium!

  • 04 Sep 2015

To conclude the 50th Anniversary celebration, the School of Applied Psychology hosted a world class symposium today. The day was packed with talks from international speakers who spoke on a wide range of topics in the area of Psychology.

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Marica Cassarino wins UCC Strategic Research Scholarship

Marica Cassarino wins UCC Strategic Research Scholarship

  • 25 Sep 2014

Marica Cassarino, a postgraduate student in the School of Applied Psychology has just been awarded a UCC Strategic Research Scholarship to support her studies of ageing and the influence of the environment. The award indicates the strength of Marica's research, which is summarised below. Congratulations Marica!

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Congratulations to Kellie Morrissey

Congratulations to Kellie Morrissey

  • 12 Dec 2013

Congratulations to Kellie Morrisey who has been awarded the The Utrecht Network Young Researchers Grant.

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Congratulations to Lisa Murphy who received the Peter Dempsey Award.

Congratulations to Lisa Murphy who received the Peter Dempsey Award.

  • 01 Jun 2015

Congratulations to Lisa Murphy who was recently recognised for her achievement in all domains of study with the Peter Dempsey Award in Applied Psychology.

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Congratulations to our inaugural PsychSlam winners!

Congratulations to our inaugural PsychSlam winners!

  • 17 Apr 2015

Congratulations to all the schools who took part in PsychSlam 2015 - it turned out to be a wonderful event. The overall standard was outstanding, and we enjoyed some excellent presentations from some brilliant young minds. 

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Congratulations to James Conroy who was awarded the Anne Moloney Bursary in Applied Psychology.

Congratulations to James Conroy who was awarded the Anne Moloney Bursary in Applied Psychology.

  • 01 Jun 2015

Congratulations to James Conroy who was recently recognised for his achievements during his Masters in Applied Psychology with the Anne Moloney Bursary in Applied Psychology.

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Congratulations to Kellie Morrissey, Mary Galvin, and Dr. Conor Linehan whose teams at the Create 4 Dementia hackathon this weekend in Newcastle took home three out of five available prizes.

Congratulations to Kellie Morrissey, Mary Galvin, and Dr. Conor Linehan whose teams at the Create 4 Dementia hackathon this weekend in Newcastle took home three out of five available prizes.

  • 03 Jun 2015

Kellie and her team won the overall Best Project prizewhile Mary and Conor's team won Best Design and the People's Choice. 

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Four New PhD Studentships Available for 2015/16

Four New PhD Studentships Available for 2015/16

  • 30 Apr 2015

For more information on how to apply, and what areas of research we engage in, click the link within.

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UCC scores best rating out of Irish third-level institutions

UCC scores best rating out of Irish third-level institutions

  • 31 Mar 2015

University College Cork has emerged as the country’s top third-level institution in the second release of rankings that aim to give a broad picture of colleges’ strengths and weaknesses.

'It received 11 A grades out of 16 categories and sub-headings in which colleges around the world provided data for the U-Multirank system. The result places it in the top 8% of world universities which got more than 10 As, out of more than 1,200 that took part this year.'

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Emma Hurley, Postgraduate of the School of Applied Psychology

Emma Hurley, Postgraduate of the School of Applied Psychology

  • 02 Jul 2013

Emma Hurley recently presented her research 'The development of an idiographic method for measuring changes within a system' at the International Association for Cognitive and Educational Psychology, in Leiden, The Netherlands.

http://www.ia-cep.org/international-conference

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Prioritising psychosocial support for people affected by Ebola in Sierra Leone

Prioritising psychosocial support for people affected by Ebola in Sierra Leone

  • 09 Jul 2015

Fiona Shanahan (Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow, Resilience and Transition Research Group, SoAP), Trocaire, ALJC, CDHR, JPC-Freetown, Nancy Peddle and Lemonaid Fund have co-authored an invited policy paper to provide technical guidance to the International Ebola Recovery Pledging Conference, Thursday July 9th - Friday July 10th in New York hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The Pledging Conference aims to ensure that recovery efforts go beyond redressing direct development losses to build back better and ensure greater resilience. It will be held in cooperation with the Governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and in partnership with the African Union, the African Development Bank, the European Union and the World Bank. This research was funded by an Irish Research Council New Foundations Award.

See the paper below:

The Pledging Conference

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Hidden Wounds: Red Cross Panel Discussion

Hidden Wounds: Red Cross Panel Discussion

  • 19 Mar 2014

Dr. Angela Veale, School of Applied Psychology participated in a Panel Discussion for International Committee for the Red Cross, Geneva for International Women’s Day

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Dr. Angela Veale, Lecturer in the School of Applied Psychology

Dr. Angela Veale, Lecturer in the School of Applied Psychology

  • 02 Jul 2013

Dr. Veale's research interests include; Children and conflict, post-conflict reintegration, psychosocial integration of refugee and asylum seekers, Muslim youth, participatory action research, child psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

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Staff Impact Award and the Supervisor of the Year

Staff Impact Award and the Supervisor of the Year

  • 16 Oct 2015

A huge congratulations is due to our very own Dr. Samantha Dockray, who has won the Staff Impact Award and Supervisor of the Year award for UCC. 

Samantha is seen here with Prof. John McCarthy, and two of her students - Lisa Murphy and Dr. Karen O'Leary.

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Applied Psychology participation in the Psychology Health & Medicine Conference

Applied Psychology participation in the Psychology Health & Medicine Conference

  • 30 May 2014

Applied Psychology participation in the Psychology Health & Medicine Conference

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A change to all SoAP undergrad practicals from next year

A change to all SoAP undergrad practicals from next year

  • 01 Apr 2015

Next year's Applied Psychology Undergraduates will now have to take part in a UCC version of the Stanford Prison Experiment. Already being dubbed 'Prison SoAP' students will have to partake in the week long experiment to pass the year.

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…..I’ll sleep when I’m dead.

…..I’ll sleep when I’m dead.

  • 24 Oct 2015

Don't forget to check out our new School blog post from Dr. Samantha Dockray.

'The message is clear, and it’s designed to inspire us to do more, to live while we’re alive, seize the moment, grab hold of opportunities, engage, interact and celebrate. But this call is not to choose, to ‘live while you’re alive or be boring and you might live longer’. It is possible to live while we’re alive and live longer, healthier and happier lives, and science tells us that one of the ways in which we can do it is to simply get enough sleep.'

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Publication:

Publication: "Daily crosswords improve verbal fluency: a brief intervention study"

  • 10 Feb 2014

"Daily crosswords improve verbal fluency: a brief intervention study" - Mike Murphy,  Katie O'Sullivan and Kieran G. Kelleher recently had their research on the verbal fluency and crosswords published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

 

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AP Undergrads at UCC Undergraduate Awards 2014

AP Undergrads at UCC Undergraduate Awards 2014

  • 22 Sep 2014

Congratulations to Conal Wrigley and Aisling Davies on being Highly Commended in The Undergraduate Awards 2014! Both Conal and Aisling are recent graduates of the B. Applied Psychology course.

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The book 'Taking [A]part' by John McCarthy and Peter Wright is released

The book 'Taking [A]part' by John McCarthy and Peter Wright is released

  • 09 Feb 2015

A book, 'Taking [A]part' by John McCarthy (Head of School), with co-author Peter Wright, has just been released. It is an excellent resource that describes the opportunities in the design of digital technology to inquire into participative experience.

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Deadline Extension - PhD Studentships now due 23 June 2015

Deadline Extension - PhD Studentships now due 23 June 2015

  • 11 Jun 2015

We are pleased to announce that the deadline for the four School of Applied Psychology PhD Studentships, that will be available for students wishing to start a PhD in October 2015,, is extended until the 23rd of June.

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Congratulations to Lisa Murphy, who came 2nd in Munster heat of FameLab

Congratulations to Lisa Murphy, who came 2nd in Munster heat of FameLab

  • 28 Jan 2015

Congratulations to Lisa Murphy was was placed as Runner-up in the Munster Famelab Heats last night! Lisa described the need to time travel for good health, reminding the audience of what happened to Veruca Salt.

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Famelab Success for UCC PhD students

Famelab Success for UCC PhD students

  • 10 Apr 2015

We are delighted to share the great news about two of our brilliant PhD students Ms. Lisa Murphy (PhD1) and Ms. Gillian Murphy (PhD3).  

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Increasing intentions to attend for cervical cancer screening – a bottom-up approach

Increasing intentions to attend for cervical cancer screening – a bottom-up approach

  • 17 Feb 2014

Marie Kotzur recently presented her research at the Health Psychology Research Group Seminar at the University of Newcastle - "Increasing intentions to attend for cervical cancer screening – a bottom-up approach"

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Research by Dr. Raegan Murphy

Research by Dr. Raegan Murphy

  • 02 Jul 2013

Research by Dr. Raegan Murphy was recently published in the African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance.

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Welcome new and old students!

Welcome new and old students!

  • 07 Sep 2015

Welcome to all the incoming (and returning) Applied Psychology students!

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 Lecturer appointed as an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society

Lecturer appointed as an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society

  • 02 Jul 2013

Dr. Raegan Murphy was recently appointed as an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS). 

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Live stream of the FameLab Ireland National Final 2015

Live stream of the FameLab Ireland National Final 2015

  • 09 Apr 2015

Two SoAP Postgraduate students are competing in this year's FameLab final, taking place at 18:00 today. 

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Kellie Morrissey, a SoAP PhD, is the 2015 winner of the annual CACSSS PhD Essay Prize

Kellie Morrissey, a SoAP PhD, is the 2015 winner of the annual CACSSS PhD Essay Prize

  • 04 Mar 2015

Entries were anonymously assessed by a panel of three judges from the CACSSS Graduate School Executive. While the panel agreed that the overall quality of submissions was very high this year, Kellie overcame competition from across all 22 disciplines in CACSSS to emerge victorious.

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