S5M-06594: Dr Julie McElroy Groundbreaking Research

That the Parliament congratulates Dr Julie McElroy, who is profoundly deaf and has cerebral palsy, on graduating from the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) with a PhD on 12 July 2017; notes that Dr McElroy has completed her PhD in Assistive Technology, which investigated learning experiences of disabled students; understands that, with this research, she hopes to develop a framework that can be used by educational bodies to help them understand issues and interactions involved in the area of assistive technology; believes that, prior to Dr McElroy's research, there was very little work conducted in this academic field; commends her for achieving this groundbreaking research, and notes her excellent academic trajectory, which is marked not only by the completion of a PhD, but also by numerous awards, including the UWS Court Medal for highest achieving student in 2010.

Supported by: Ruth Maguire, Jenny Gilruth, Stewart Stevenson, Rona Mackay, Sandra White, Joan McAlpine, Gordon MacDonald, Stuart McMillan, Ben Macpherson, Richard Lyle, David Torrance, Jeremy Balfour, Richard Lochhead, Gail Ross, Clare Haughey, Monica Lennon, Christina McKelvie, Fulton MacGregor, Gillian Martin

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