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Check out the School of Psychology's Showcase, where four researchers who completed doctorates (in psychology) between 2008 and 2011, talk about how they came to do a doctorate, and lead us through to what they are doing now.

Researcher Reflections: Showcasing Sussex Researchers

Colleagues within Researcher Development have been working with our doctoral researchers to give them an opportunity to develop a short professional video presentation showcasing their doctoral research.  Our aim is to produce a series of short videos highlighting the range of doctoral research being undertaken at Sussex, and to help raise the profile of these researchers.

This opportunity is specifically for those doctoral researchers who have attended our media skills training and are interested in doing some further media work. Researchers are working with the team in the Media Technology Lab to develop their video. If you are interested in finding out more or would like to give any feedback on the videos please contact

Dr Rosalind Barber: Rethinking Shakepeare

Dr Rosalind Barber completed an AHRC-funded DPhil in English Literature at the University of Sussex in 2011. She has published academic essays in Rethinking History, Critical Survey, and Christopher Marlowe the Craftsman (Ashgate 2010).  Twelve years a tutor of creative writing at Sussex, she is also the author of verse novel The Marlowe Papers (Sceptre, 2012) and three volumes of poetry. She is winner of the Calvin and Rose G Hoffmann Prize 2011 for a distinguished work on Christopher Marlowe.

Rosalind's presentation argues for a return to the first principles of historical research, a critical re-examination of evidence, and an appreciation of the extent to which our existing beliefs filter our perceptions of what is ‘true’.   Beyond the ostensible subject,  it emphasises the necessity of encouraging students to ask questions, rather than supplying them with answers.

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