Rebecca Waller DPhil Social Intervention
Green Templeton DPhil Scholarship
From an academic perspective, I have finished writing up my PhD (‘The influence of parenting on the development of child callous-unemotional behaviours from ages 2-9'), and am in the process of submitting and preparing for my final Viva.
During the last two years, I have had three papers accepted for peer-reviewed publications.
In addition, with the support of GTC, I have been fortunate enough to present at international conferences in Chicago, San Diego, Montreal, Washington, and London during the last few years.
I have five other papers ready for submission and am excited about upcoming research when I take up a post-doctoral position in the Psychology department at the University of Michigan in August.
Overall, this year has been hugely rewarding and I have enjoyed the challenge of getting papers in good shape for publication, as well as making sure they tell a coherent story for my DPhil.
"Green Templeton has more than just supported my doctoral research, but has defined it. Being part of this wonderful community has enabled me to meet such special people, take part in a wide range of sporting and other activities, and have my academic interests complemented, challenged, and nurtured."
Aside from academic work, it has been a really busy year.
During my time as a student at GTC, I have particularly enjoyed being part of the Boat Club and all it has to offer. I have won blades on several occasions, served as the social secretary for two years, and enjoyed rowing with the club in Dorset, in Henley, and on our Oxford stretch of the Isis.
Outside the Boat Club, my fondest memories of College centre on fun dinners, tasty lunches, playing croquet in the shadow of the Observatory, and the amazing annual GTC Summer Ball.
I also have been fortunate to present at the GTC Human Welfare conference for the last two years, and have hugely enjoyed being part of this wonderful coming-together of minds, which I believe truly represents what GTC stands for in relation to interdisciplinary approaches to improving human welfare. I was also extremely pleased to have a paper accepted into the inaugural issue of the GTC journal, Human Welfare.
Outside Green Templeton, academic and Oxford life has continued at a pace.
This year, I was captain of the University of Oxford Netball second team, and Treasurer of the Club. We recorded our first double win in eight years: beating Cambridge in the Varsity match on their own soil in a tightly-fought and very close match definitely goes down as one of my best moments as a student here.