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PhD student selected to become a Cumberland Lodge Fellow

Posted on 19 May 2022

PhD student Nicola O’Donnell has been selected as one of nine UK PhD students to become a Cumberland Lodge Fellow for 2022-24.

The Cumberland Lodge Fellowship is a competitive opportunity offering doctoral students who are firmly committed to promoting social progress the chance to set themselves apart. Nicola will have the opportunity to deepen her understanding of pressing social issues from a cross-sector perspective, and develop valuable skills in public engagement, networking, communication and interdisciplinary working.

Nicola said: “I’m delighted to have been awarded this opportunity to enhance my skills. It is a privilege to represent the University of York and my funder, the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust, in a nationwide scheme.”

PhD Lead for the Department of Health Sciences, Dr Peter Coventry said: “This is a real achievement for Nicola and I’m really excited to hear how this opportunity progresses.”