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Meet the Team

PGR Blog Founder

Nicola Robertson

I am a PGR in the School of Education. I write and speak about things which can be broadly construed as Philosophy of Education. I am really interested in robotics and artificial intelligence and what progression in these areas means for our current notions of education. I also love science fiction, and all things French!

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Head of PGR Blog

Rose McHardy

My research is based on computational chemistry, but I love to hear about how others deal with a work-life balance especially during a PhD! I’m originally from Cornwall but have been up in Glasgow for the past 6 years. In my spare time I enjoy dancing as well as a bit of knitting!


PGR Blog Post Editors

Lauren Gilmour

Hi, I’m Lauren and I’m a PhD student in biomedical engineering looking at drug delivery using ultrasound and microbubbles. I love cooking and learning about different cultures through cuisine, which I try and make a focus whenever I travel! I also really enjoy anything to do with languages, nutrition and health.

Lauren Gilmour, Strathclyde University PGR, blog editor

Chinweuju Nzewi

I am a PhD History candidate researching Black British women in diplomacy: the commonwealth women in Britain’s foreign, commonwealth and development office. Avid reader, movie and food lover. 

Chinweuju Nzewi, Strathclyde University PGR, blog editor

Rosemary Gaw

I am a PhD student at the University of Strathclyde with the MacLean lab. My work focuses on the effect of oestrogens in pulmonary arterial hypertension. My other scientific interests include obesity and cancer science. Out-with the lab, I am a keen clarinet player. 

I am Koushiki. I have completed my Bachelor's in Computer Science and Engineering from India. Thereafter, I pursued my MSc in Business Analysis and Consulting from Strathclyde Business School. Currently, I am enrolled as a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Management Science at Strathclyde, where my area of specialization is Risk Analysis and Management. Along with working on my research, I have a passion for teaching. 

Koushiki Mukhopadhyay, Strathclyde University PGR, Blog Editor

Koushiki Mukhopadhyay 

I’m a PhD student in the department of Pure and Applied Chemistry with my research based around computational chemistry. I love interacting with others socially and my hobbies include football and motorsport alongside reading and going to the cinema.


Ross Urquhart

I am a PhD Candidate at the School of Law. My research explores how the concept of energy justice may be operationalised at the global level. When I’m not writing and thinking about my research, I may be found either cooking or travelling.

Chitzi Ogbumgbada, PGR Researcher, Blog Editor, University of Strathclyde

Chitzi Ogbumgbada

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