A big congratulations to Louise Fryer who on Friday 17th January 2014 passed her PhD viva with flying colours, receiving a pass with a few minor amendments.
Louise's thesis title was: "Putting it into Words: The Impact of Visual Impairment on Perception, Experience and Presence".
Louise's PhD studies were supervised by Professor Jonny Freeman and 2nd supervised by Prof Linda Pring.
Jonny and Linda are delighted for Louise, and express many thanks to Louise's examiners (Professor Helen Petrie, University of York and Dr Harry Witchell, Brighton and Sussex Medical School) for reading her thesis, and coming to Goldsmiths to examine it so thoroughly in the viva.
Louise's success comes almost exactly a year after Jonny's last PhD student Emily Collins passed her viva similarly strongly.
Emily's thesis focused on "Problematic and non-problematic video game play: Associations with personality, cognitive performance and social factors."
Emily's PhD studies were supervised by Professor Jonny Freeman and 2nd supervised by Prof Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and then (once Tomas had departed for pastures new at UCL), Prof Pam Heaton.
Jonny and Pam were delighted for Emily, and also express their thanks to her examiners for taking the time to read her thesis, come to Goldsmiths, run the viva and write their reports: Prof Frank Biocca, Syracuse University, NY, USA and Prof Monica Whitty, University of Leicester.
So, who's going to graduate with their PhD from the i2 media lab next? We'll keep you posted. :)