Zoe Leonard, 31 Jan 2017
Our congratulations go to Dr Lisa Haskel who has now, officially, successfully completed the CDE EngD. The title of her thesis is 'Participatory Design and Free and Open Source Software in the Not for Profit Sector –the Hublink Project'.
Here Lisa tells us of her experience during the CDE EngD programme.
"It has been a fantastic privilege to be a CDE Research Engineer. For me, it has been an opportunity to bring together my practical and academic interests, and work on a long-term project with real-world impact.
It has not always been easy to balance the competing requirements of academic work and practice-based research and writing up at the end felt like a very long haul. But being a Research Engineer is a fantastic route to a doctorate in which you have to grow as a person, as a practitioner and as an academic. The staff, supervisors and fellow students have been a great support.
Attending workshops and conferences internationally has expanded and developed my work enormously. I have had the opportunity to present papers and travel to workshops as far afield as Windhoek in Namibia, as well as closer to home in Belgium, Denmark and Ireland, all supported by CDE.
My own experience has left me fully in support of practice-based and industry-based doctoral study, despite its challenges. I look forward to taking my research further, but will miss the support of CDE and I'm hoping I can give back to the programme as much as I can, and keep in touch with stuff and students".
We wish Lisa every success in her future and look forward to hearing about all of her adventures.