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Student case studies

Student case studies

Read about some of the PhD research being undertaken at Newcastle University's Doctoral College.

Our PhD researchers

Our PhD students are leading the way with innovative new research within important fields.

Alethea Mountford and Dr Priscilla Carrillo-Barragan are two of our postgraduate students.

Alethea's research explores the amount and variation of plastics in the planet's oceans. She's using ocean modelling to detail her findings with accuracy.

Priscilla has been focusing her research on zooplankton, some of the smallest organisms in the sea. Her work examines which plastics the plankton have ingested.