Class of 2011 graduate Maria Maclennan has fought off stiff competition to secure a fully-funded three-year PhD Studentship. The PhD will focus on pioneering research into the field of Forensic Jewellery Identification, which Maria began researching as part of her Masters Degree with fellow students Ruth Watson and LinseyMcIntosh.
The scholarship is funded by the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) CASE with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) and the Institute for Capitalising on Creativity (ICC) at The University of St Andrews.
Maria will begin her studies with DJCAD in October 2011, and will also be amember of a small cohort of PhD students housed at the ICC network in St Andrews.
Maria’s research will be supervised by world-renowned Forensic Anthropologist Professor Sue Black at The University of Dundee’s Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification(CAHID), and jewellery designer Dr Sandra Wilson at DJCAD, who will also be leading the part of of the recently-announced £1.36millon IMPRINTS project. Maria’s research will also be supported by the British Association of Human Identification (BAHID) and Kenyon International Emergency Services.
The Studentship is the only one of its kind awarded in the UK, enabling the ICC to offer fully-funded PhD Studentships and significant research subsidies to organisations in the Creative Industries.
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