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Online Graduate Profile Dean Fido 13/04/2018  
Name: Dean Fido

quote: [Staff at NTU help to foster a positive and caring learning environment and go above and beyond to help nurture students at all stages of their careers.]

Course: BSc Psychology with Criminology; MSc Forensic Psychology; PhD Cognitive Neuroscience
Year: 2010; 2011; 2015
Job title: Lecturer in Psychology
Employer: University of Derby

Current role?
At the University of Derby, I am foremost a lecturer in psychology, but also spend a lot of my time conducting psychological research.

Typical day?
A typical day for me revolves around juggling lecturing (e.g. planning, supervising, marking), mentoring (e.g. conducting one-to-one or group-level discussions), and research (e.g project planning, grant finding, data analysis) duties. Some days are (a lot) longer than others, but each day faces new challenges and new questions that I am yet to encounter. Some days are spent networking and others are spent travelling to conduct research elsewhere or to gather information. The beauty of this role is that within reason, you can make it what you want to be.

Career developments?
Since leaving NTU I was fortunate enough to obtain a post-doctoral position at the University of Oxford; working in the Tracey Pain Lab. Here I made use of various brain imaging techniques to help investigate how the brain processes painful stimuli, and how this main might be modulated through pharmaceutical (e.g. novel painkillers) and/or talking (e.g. Mindfulness) therapies.

After this four-year-long research programme, I returned to the East Midlands to take up a full-time lecturing position at the University of Derby teaching on BSc and MSc programmes.

Your NTU experience?
I had nothing but a positive experience at NTU, so much so that I returned to complete my MSc in Forensic Psychology and also a PhD. I involved myself in various aspects of University life and cherish the friendships I made and experiences I gained at all stages of the process. It was a pleasure to undertake further education in such a vibrant city, whilst being supported by invested and student-focused academics.

Advice for others?
I would certainly advise students to contact their lecturers for guidance about their futures and to not be afraid to ask for advice when appropriate.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
Staff at NTU help to foster a positive and caring learning environment and go above and beyond to help nurture students at all stages of their careers. Facilities are constantly being improved; making room for additional staff, which renders NTU a competitive institution not only in the local area but across the UK.

Career highlights?
The highlight of my career was certainly publishing my first, first-author paper: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886917300521

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
At NTU, I found a sound mentor in Dr. Alexander Sumich. He supported me through various academic-based decisions in my career and helped me to choose the correct pathways.

Plans for the future?
At the University of Derby, I intend to grow my research portfolio as well as develop my teaching skills. Specifically, I am in the process of applying for Early Career Researcher funding to develop pathways of study involving psychopathy-related traits in the general community. In the future, I hope to develop my own research group, including post-doctoral research students.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dean-fido-2b623a43/
Online Graduate Profile James P George 13/04/2018  
Name: James George
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quote: [The experience at Nottingham Trent was enlightening in terms of working closely and finding common ground with multiple nationalities, working styles and backgrounds.]

Course: MSc Management and Marketing
Year: 2010
Job title: Senior Analyst
Employer: Euromonitor International

Current role?
My current role primarily centers around engaging with major fmcg industry players to uncover information and strategic insights that help with decision making. I think the bit I enjoy the most however, is that it creates an environment for us to be thought leaders in the fields that we specialize in, which makes it thoroughly exciting on a day to day basis.

Typical day?
A typical day involves a lot of learning which is something that is great about our industry. Ours is an industry where the quest to uncover solid insights, stories and hard facts based on data lends itself naturally to the nurturing of intellectual curiosity. A typical day would also include number crunching, analysis and engaging with local trade press.

Career developments?
My career so far has been interesting as I have had the immense opportunity to travel and work in the UK, United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Kuwait. This has made me familiar with multiple working styles and has been more importantly, personally rewarding.

My work so far has spanned working with the lottery giants Camelot in the UK, category management with Ferrero and specializing in beverages in the Middle East over the last couple of years

Challenges?
Oh of course - wouldn't life be rather drab without them? Most of us face similar challenges when it comes to life post university. Finding a job to kick start things, establishing oneself in whichever niche we choose and then ultimately scaling up.

I have found that as a general rule of thumb, a growth mindset and openness to try new things is a potent mix to overcome most challenges. I'd like to think that we all are in different stages of 'a work' in progress.

Your NTU experience?
The experience at Nottingham Trent was enlightening in terms of working closely and finding common ground with multiple nationalities, working styles and backgrounds. It also taught me to include critical thinking in the way I approached challenges and problem solving. I think having low priced beer and 'snakebite' at the student union helped loads too!

Advice for others?
None. Different people have different realities. I suppose the only thing I can offer up is to not judge yourself too harshly.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
I remember Liza Pybus being supportive and welcoming of students. I personally think there is a lot of support by way of advice, initiatives and mentors available at the university.

Career highlights?
It's a work in progress. Always!

Plans for the future?
I have a framework of a plan which includes to keep networking, contributing hopefully constructive opinions on current events, and to of course keep learning.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-george-7388a525/

Online Graduate Profile Danielle Karlin 13/04/2018  
Name: Danielle Karlin

quote: [I found the Psychology lecturers at Trent to be very helpful and supportive, going out of their way to help students.]

Course: BSc Psychology with Criminology
Year: 2016
Job title: Specialist Teaching Assistant
Employer: Pupil Referral Unit York

Current role?
Supporting children with behavioural problems who need specialised help either in the classroom or on a one to one basis.

Career developments?
I began my first full time job as a Psychological Treatment Coordinator a few months after graduating. I stayed in this role for a year before going to Sri Lanka to do a Mental Health Volunteer Experience as well as do some travelling.

On my return I have started my job as a Specialist Teaching Assistant, before starting my Masters at Durham University in Developmental Psychopathology.

Challenges?
During the times when I was unemployed it was challenging as there is always pressure to have a job and be earning money. I overcame this by accepting that it was only short term, and persevered with job applications.

Advice for others?
If you don't hear back from people about your application, or you get rejected, don't let it get you down! If you persevere you will find something - it may not be what you want to do to start off with, but keep working at it to get where you want to be.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
I found the Psychology lecturers at Trent to be very helpful and supportive, going out of their way to help students.

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
From my friends and family.

Plans for the future?
I start my MSc in Developmental Psychopathology at Durham University in October 2018.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielle-karlin-433687104/
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