My name is Alycia, and I am in my 3rd year of my PhD candidature in Clinical Psychology. My research centres on the development of delusions in clinical disorders such as schizophrenia, with a particular focus on the psychological processes underlying feelings of conviction. My future will likely involve working closely within the fields of both scientific research and clinical practice, meaning that the ability to effectively communicate research and ideas across both worlds will be an essential skill in my career.
The 3MT has been invaluable in helping me develop my skills in this area, as well as enabling me to gain a solid understanding of my research and its implications thus far. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to take a step back and to remember the importance and value behind my research, as well as to be able to share it with friends and colleagues. The skills I have gained through this process will prove invaluable in my future work with clients in clinical practice, and serve me well in my endeavours to communicate scientific research effectively in the wider community.