Since its formation, the Doctoral Candidates' Association has consistently supported students undertaking their Doctoral degrees at QMU. We provide unity and support in various aspects of Doctoral life. Every year the association's management and activities have grown from strength to strength, from vision to vision, always with one spirit in mind: as Doctoral students, we are the front-runners in our respective fields, therefore it is to everyone's interest that we contribute our best to bodies of knowledge and society. The Doctoral Candidates' Association is one of the student-led initiatives to ensure and promote this. The DCA Co-Chairs change on a yearly basis.

Here are our achievements thus far:

Advice and Representation
Social Activities
Information Sharing
The Annual QMU Postgraduate Conference

 

DCA Conference

Registration is now open for the DCA 2021 conference on 28th and 29th April.  The conference is open to all doctoral candidates, PGT students and staff and it would be great to see as many of you there as possible.

The QMU Doctoral Conference is an annual event aimed at exploring and sharing doctoral research currently underway at Queen Margaret University. The event is delivered through a collaboration between the Graduate School, the Doctoral Candidates Association and QMU candidates themselves.

For more information and to Register please go to the Eventbrite Registration page.

The QMU Doctoral Conference is an annual event aimed at exploring and sharing doctoral research currently underway at Queen Margaret University. The event is delivered through a collaboration between the Graduate School, the Doctoral Candidates Association and QMU candidates themselves, offering all QMU doctoral researchers the chance to shape the conference and get involved on the day. Please sign up if you would like to attend the free event.

All QMU Doctoral Candidates and Post-Graduate Students are welcome.

The conference presenters are current doctoral candidates who wish to present their work to a like-minded audience of doctoral candidates and postgraduate research students. This two-day event will consist mostly of typical conference presentations.

To register your attendance (and ensure you receive the Teams link to attend) please follow the below link to Eventbrite and book your place.  Please note that you should use your University email address (either staff or student) when registering, personal email address may not be accepted.

Please note that all those attending, including presenters, supervisors and any assessors will need to register, in order to receive the Teams link to attend

3-Minute-Thesis

Due to high demand and some IT technical restraints the DCA have had to move the 3MT competition section of the conference to the afternoon of Friday 30 April 2021.  Apologies for the late minute change, we hope that this will not restrict too many people from still attending this section of the conference.  As there is an additional day, you do now need to register to attend all three days.  The additional day to register for is now included in the below link.

To register your attendance (and ensure you receive the Teams link to attend) please follow the below link to Eventbrite and book your place.  Please note that you should use your University email address (either staff or student) when registering, personal email address may not be accepted.

Eventbrite link: https://bit.ly/3vbBn6u

Please note that all those attending, including presenters, supervisors and any assessors will need to register, in order to receive the Teams link to attend.

DCA Co-Chair Representatives

The DCA Co-Chairs change on a yearly basis. Your 2021 team are:

 

Alistair Shields

PhD Candidate

E-mail: ashields@qmu.ac.uk

Summary Biography:

I hold a MSc in Applied Professional Studies (Policing) and joined QMU in September 2018, affiliated to the Centre for Person-Centred Practice Research and the Centre for Applied Social Sciences. My project is investigating what happens for people living with dementia while considered missing seeking to inform Police search activity to be more effective in locating the missing person. I am currently undertaking a retrospective study of police missing person data then aim to recruit people living with dementia and others for a mixed methods study into being missing.

Research Interests

Missing people, Policing, Person-Centred practice

 

Mridhula Murali

PhD Candidate

Email: MMurali@qmu.ac.uk

Summary Biography: 

My research is currently focused on clinical linguistics, investigating motor speech disorders. As part of my PhD I am conducting research on finding speech markers in people with Parkinson's disease which might act as indicators of disease progression. This could help speech and language therapists in future intervention methods.

Research Interests: 

Clinical Linguistics; Dysarthria; Motor speech disorders; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics.

 

Alinedoh Carlson Mbi Nkwain

Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD)
PhD Candidate
E-mail: calinedoh@qmu.ac.uk

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Summary Biography:
Carl joined the Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD) at QMU in 2019 as a masters student in Global Health and eventually continued to study for a PhD in Global Health in 2020. His current research focuses on exploring Community Health Workers’ (CHWs) perspectives operating in fragile and conflict-affected settings (FCAS) on strategies to support them best. His study setting is the anglophone regions (North West and South West) of Cameroon – his home homeland.

Research Interests:
Health Systems Strengthening, Health Policy and Systems Research, Strategy and Leadership

 

Annetta Latham

PhD Candidate

Email: alatham@qmu.ac.uk

Summary Biography
I joined QMU in September 2017 to begin my PhD in Cultural Policy. My research is focusing on ‘Paisley’s success through failure’ in bidding process for the UK City of Culture, ascertaining how the bidding process was managed, what cultural policies where introduced or changed to algin with the application criteria and the extent to which the bidding process has positively influenced cultural policy outcomes and cultural ecology within Paisley.

Research Interests
Cultural Policy, Strategic Planning and Management, Arts Management, Cultural Participation, Mentorship and Evaluation Practices

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