The degree of encouragement and acknowledgement the prize offered is invaluable and incredibly empowering, especially in terms of establishing a career as a newly qualified professional and an aspiring researcher. First of all, I would like to express my heartiest gratitude and appreciation to the editorial board of International Journal of Art Therapy (IJAT), British… Read more »
Presenting my research at the Academy of Aphasia meeting was an excellent learning experience. Discussing my research with scientists in the field whose work has informed and inspired my own was exciting, and challenged me to think about my work in new ways.
Getting good feedback from supervisors is one thing, but when two blind reviewers respond positively to something you have produced, it really is a fantastic feeling and an encouraging validation of the quality of your work.
As an early-stage researcher, it can be quite intimidating to present your research to some of the biggest names in your field that have been doing this type of research since before you were born! The prize allowed me to go to the Academy of Aphasia conference with a greater amount of confidence in my work.
I discovered (via Twitter!) that the judges had decided on my article. I was sitting on a plane, buckled into my seatbelt and well aware of the fact that my phone should already have been switched off. I took a screen shot of the tweet, and checked back over the course of the 10-hour flight just to make sure I hadn’t hallucinated the whole thing.
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