Eleanor

Eleanor

About me

I'm a PhD student in Environmental Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences. My research explores how auditory aspects of the natural environment might help to improve mood, attention, and creativity. I'm conducting this project in collaboration with the National Trust and Surrey Wildlife Trust. I blog about the PhD process and the work I do on a day-to-day basis.

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First-year PhD: a day in the life

It’s hard to anticipate what PhD life is like until you get there. Before starting I read about the PhD process and chatted to people I knew who were in the middle of their own doctoral studies, and in doing that I got some sense of what to expect. You have milestones like your first-year [...]

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Is Surrey’s lake a stress-buster?

In March 2011 I was interviewed in front of a PhD funding panel made up of five staff members from the University’s School of Psychology. I had to give a short presentation self-critiquing my research proposal, and then take questions afterwards. My proposal described how I would explore whether auditory aspects of the natural environment can [...]

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