Congratulations to our summer 2016 PhD Graduates!

Five ScHARR PGR students graduated on Monday 18th July at a ceremony held in the University’s Octagon Centre. Our five graduates were:

Emily Wood PhD – A clinical replication series to investigate if EMDR has the potential to treat clients with long term depression, its acceptability to them and possible mechanisms of change

Sarah Smith PhD – Exploring the potential of touch-screen computer technology in promoting enjoyable activities for people living with dementia: A visual ethnography

Milad Karimi PhD – A mixed methods investigation of methods of valuing health: are preferences over health states matters of taste, complete, and informed?

In ScHARR, we are tremendously proud of the achievements of all our PhD students who have recently completed their degrees, five of whom attended today’s degree ceremony to celebrate.


Yagya Bhurtyal PhD – Effects of Male International Migration on Wives Left Behind in Nepal

Ros Haddrill PhD – Understanding delayed access to antenatal care: a qualitative study

Professor Petra Meier (ScHARR’s Director of Postgraduate Research) said, “Not only is a doctoral degree a great personal achievement that involves a fair amount of persistence and sacrifice, our newest alumni have between them contributed to impactful research on topics that range from the effects of international migration to the care for those with depression or dementia and from the valuation of health to access to antenatal services. Well done everyone, all the best for your next steps and we hope you stay in touch!”

Graduation July 2016

Pictured left to right are: Professor Mike Campbell (supervisor and former Chair of the Postgraduate Research Committee), Professor Jon Nicholl (Dean of ScHARR), Emily Wood PhD, Sarah Smith PhD, Milad Karimi PhD, Yagya Bhurtyal PhD, Professor Padam Simkhada (former member of ScHARR staff and supervisor), Professor Petra Meier (current Chair of the Postgraduate Research Committee) and Ros Haddrill PhD.

Well done to all our PhD graduates! To read more about PGR studies at ScHARR, click here.

Click here to watch a live stream of the University of Sheffield graduation ceremonies taking place this week.


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