Researchers' stories

What's it really like working with Parliament as a researcher? Find out below from a variety of academics who share their experiences of engaging with different parts of Parliament.

Professor Norma Daykin - Arts as Wellbeing

Norma Daykin, Professor of Arts as Wellbeing, University of Winchester, writes about her experience of working with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing.

Dr Henrik Schoenefeldt - Architecture

Dr Henrik Schoenefeldt, Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Architecture and Sustainable Environment at the University of Kent, writes about his experience of leading research projects within Parliament in the field of architecture.

Dr Alex Douglas and Dr Katherine Hawley - Philosophy

Douglas and Hawley

Dr Alex Douglas, Lecturer in Philosophy, and Dr Katherine Hawley, Professor of Philosophy, both at the University of St Andrews, write about their experience of submitting written evidence to the Commons Digital, Media, Culture and Sport Select Committee.

Professor Tim Grant - Forensic Linguistics

Tim Grant, Professor of Forensic Linguistics at the Centre for Forensic Linguistics, Aston University, writes about his experience of contributing to a POSTnote and assisting in the formulation of a Private Members' Bill.

Victoria Honour, Doctoral Researcher - Earth Sciences

Victoria Honour, Doctoral Researcher in Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge, writes about her three month postgraduate internship with the Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee.

Dr Ansgar Koene - Digital Economy

Dr Ansgar Koene, Senior Research Fellow at the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute at the University of Nottingham writes about his experience of engaging with Parliament and Government.

Dr Olivia Maynard - Experimental Psychology

Dr Olivia Maynard, Senior Research Associate in Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol, writes about her experience of presenting a poster as a PhD student at an event hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Research.

Dr Rachel Payne - Art Education

Dr Rachel Payne, Senior Lecturer in Art Education at Oxford Brookes University, writes about her experience of working with the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Art, Craft and Design Education.

Dr Jessie Ricketts - Developmental Psychology

Jessie Ricketts

Dr Jessie Ricketts, Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London, writes about her experience of co-organising an event with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

Isabel Stockton, Doctoral Researcher - Economics

Isabel Stockton, Doctoral Researcher in Economics at the University of Bristol, writes about her three month postgraduate internship with the Scrutiny Unit.

Dr Andrew Williams - Human Geography

Dr Andrew Williams, Lecturer in Human Geography, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, writes about his experience of submitting evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger and Food Poverty.