Congratulations to Ashleigh Johnstone, a former St. Ninian's student, who was among over 140 PhD students nominated and is shortlisted for the 'PhD Student of the Year' category in the Awards by and

Having studied her first degree in Psychology with Neuropsychology and an MSc in Psychological Research at the University’s School of Psychology, Ashleigh is currently studying a PhD in Psychology, and is assessing the cognitive benefits of Martial Arts training.

Ashleigh said, “I'm honoured to be shortlisted for PhD Student of the Year, I've really enjoyed working on this project so it's amazing to see my work be recognised in this way. I'm truly grateful to my supervisor, Dr Paloma Mari-Beffa, for supporting me throughout and nominating me for this award.

“I've really loved my time in Bangor - as evidenced by the fact I'm still here after a BSc and MSc! The staff have always been so supportive, encouraging me to keep aiming higher and never give up.”

Well done Ashleigh and good luck!

PhD Student of the Year Awards