Hi! I’m Michelle Newman, and am a 2nd year PhD student at City, University of London. I took a more ‘scenic’ route into Psychology, completing my BSc Psychology with the Open University whilst in a full-time career in finance. Psychology won over finance, and I went on to complete my MSc in Cognitive Rehabilitation at University of Westminster, before spending a year working as a Research Assistant. My research focuses on cognitive deficits following traumatic head injury, both from a diagnostic and rehabilitative point of view. In particular, my research focuses on mild traumatic brain injury and concussion, and the challenges this seemingly short-term injury can bring to those who experience it.
I am delighted to be stepping into the role of Vice-Chair for PsyPAG, having previously been the representative for the Division of Neuropsychology. Being involved with PsyPAG has changed my PhD experience for the better, and one of my aims over the next two years is to make even more post-grad researchers aware of the support that is available to them through the networks they can build via PsyPAG.
If you have any questions about how PsyPAG can help you, please do get in contact with my on firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find me on twitter @MichelleNewman0 where I write about my two loves – brains and running!