Parliamentary postgraduate posts filled

New POST notes in pipeline.

Two PhD students have been chosen to work with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) to produce briefing notes for parliamentarians. The joint BPS and POST scheme runs every year and gives postgraduate students the chance to write evidence-based, concise documents on a specific topic.

Margaret Laurie, who studies at the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences (University of Edinburgh), and Lois Donnelly, from the Centre for Violence Prevention (University of Worcester), will spend time with POST during 2019 to produce their briefings.

Whilst their topics are yet to be confirmed, Laurie’s work at the University of Edinburgh is focused on how digital technologies shape interpersonal interactions in autistic children, and her POST briefing is likely to be in a related area. Donnelly’s postgraduate work looks at the wellbeing of victims of domestic abuse as they go through Family Court proceedings – her work with POST will be on an aspect of social psychology potentially related to gendered violence.

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