PhD: the Research & Distractions!

by Kevin Brosnan As I approach the end of my time as a PhD student I’ve started looking for the next career move and update my extremely outdated CV. As I reflect on what I have done over the past three years, I’ve noticed that they roughly break down into three over-arching categories Professional Development, Research and possibly too […]

A new approach to understanding human behaviour

My name is Susan Fennell and I am a first year PhD student. My area of research is social psychology, the study of how a person’s feelings and behaviour are affected by society. Up until recently, it was thought that a person’s behaviour is affected by the norms present in society but that they do […]

Should we be afraid of flying?

by Daria Semochkina Do you know how many people are afraid of flying? I’m not one of them, I actually quite enjoy flying. I like both the process of flying and the associated anticipation of a new adventure. But for 30-35% of people just a thought of getting on a plane is the reason for a […]

3 minute thesis talk

MACSI PhD student Jean Rizk talks about his PhD research in the area of queuing in less than 3 minutes! This scientific version of the elevator pitch is intended to celebrate doctoral research, hone participants’ communication skills, and disseminate research to the public Jean is a PhD student working with Professor Cathal Walsh Chair of […]