Professor Lin Yi – Xiamen University
"The University of Bristol not only met my interest in the topics of culture, power and modernity but also truly laid a sustainable foundation, both theoretically and methodologically, for me to expand my research to a wider range of relevant issues. Frequent interaction with either staff members or fellow PhD students - who had a variety of academic interests and/or backgrounds - on formal or informal occasions (e.g., in seminars, the gym or in pubs) made my study and life in Bristol full of interest, meaning and great peace."
Dr Laura Shepherd – University of New South Wales
"My time spent at the University of Bristol as a doctoral researcher was challenging, engaging and above all excellent preparation for life as an academic.
The research community at Bristol was fantastic and every week there were opportunities to discuss ideas and arguments with peers and more senior academic staff.
I have recommended Bristol as a place to undertake postgraduate study to many of my own students and will continue to do."
Dr Nasar Meer – Northumbria University
"Community matters when you start a new degree, and there’s none better than the kind that springs up between Bristol postgraduates.
Looking back I can see how well that support network, and the wider intellectual discussion with faculty staff, has served me in my studies and subsequent career."
Dr Kathryn Kraft – Humanitarian Aid Consultant
"My supervisors always pushed me to see and to represent all the sides of an issue.
I now work as a technical advisor for an international humanitarian aid agency, designing and evaluating interventions, developing training materials and leading assessments to understand the communities where we work."
Dr Carole Spary - University of York
"The support and encouragement I received both from individual members of staff and the department as a whole gave me an excellent foundation for developing an academic career.
My supervisors encouraged me to integrate into wider research networks, in which I still participate actively today.
I will always remember my postgraduate days at Bristol very fondly and I am pleased to still be in contact with members of staff through research and social networks."
Staff research interests are diverse and extend beyond the major research clusters within, and the research centres affiliated with, the School.
Find out more about the research, teaching and supervisory interests of individual members of staff.