Research career case studies
Joining us as a student is the first step of an academic career that can take you in many directions. Read some case studies of academics who have joined us as students and forged careers here at Liverpool and beyond.
I am a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Liverpool. After completing my Psychology Bachelor’s and a Master’s in Research Methods in Psychology, both at this University, I applied for a PhD with Dr Kate Bennett.
Sara Louise Wheeler
I am a research associate here at the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society. I undertook my doctoral studies at the University of Liverpool between 2006 and 2012. Officially my PhD was in Clinical Psychology (Research), however the project was transdisciplinary and incorporated elements of Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology to explore the topic of medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) in the primary care milieu.
Shamsa Zafar Rizwan
Since leaving Liverpool, I have taken up a role as Honrary Head of Department at the Centre of Excellence, Health Services Academy, Islamabad, Parkistan. I am currently working on two research projects with the Human Development Research Department (HDRF), Rawalpindi, Pakistan.