Highlights from Carnegie PhD Scholars’ Gathering 2019

Vitalijs Brejevs, University of Glasgow

On 28th February 2019 we welcomed 36 new and continuing Carnegie PhD Scholars for our annual Scholars’s gathering. The event, held at The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, included poster sessions for first year Scholars and research presentations for continuing Scholars.

Laura Blaikie, Robert Gordon University

We were delighted to welcome back former Carnegie Scholar Dr Marc Reid who talked about his own experiences during and since completing his PhD. His talk focused on ‘Imposter Syndrome’ and on the importance of setbacks in the development of his research career. Marc undertook his PhD at The University of Strathclyde, graduating in 2015.




Lois Wilson, University of Edinburgh

A judging panel comprised of Professor Andy Walker, Sir Iain McMillan, Professor Sally Mapstone, Dr Alison Fielding and Dr John Thompson awarded the Best Poster to Laura Blaikie, Robert Gordon University.

Margarita Kanevski, University of Edinburgh

A separate judging panel including Professor Dame Anne Glover, Professor Nigel Seaton, Judith Sischy, Sara Parkin, Dr Marc Reid and Gavin Macauley awarded the Best 3×3 Presentation to Vitalijs Brejevs, University of Glasgow.

The People’s Choice award for Best Poster went to Lois Wilson, University of Edinburgh with the People’s Choice award for Best Presentation going to Margarita Kanevski, University of Edinburgh.