Psychology researcher Miriam Cohen was awarded Overseas Institutional Visit funding to travel to South Africa, where she worked alongside the Applied Cognitive Science and Experimental Neuropsychology Team (ACSENT) at the University of Cape Town. Miriam’s research is concerned with Traumatic Brain injury and young adults with offending behaviour. Among other things, she assisted in the final stages of planning and the launch of a new study.
Whilst in SA, Miriam was pleased to network with academic experts and other international researchers working in neuropsychology. She also delivered a presentation to the department and offered some tuition to a Masters student working on the project. Miriam’s talk was well-received and some interesting points were raised. Miriam is hopeful that there is some opportunity for future collaborative work with researchers in Cape town.
Miriam attended a workshop on gang violence which she also found beneficial and she met fellow PGRs with whom she hopes to attend a conference later in the year.
“I definitely would recommend this scheme to other students, provided they have clear aims for the visit and a reliable point of contact in the affiliated institution” says Miriam. Thanks for the fantastic photos and we’re glad that you got so much out of your visit. These international links and collaborations are really important to the work we do here at the SWDTP, so keep us up to date with all of the fantastic work you’re doing!