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MRC DTP student awarded Royal Society internship


Congratulations to Karen Dhillon, one of our final year students on the MRC Doctoral Training Partnership in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, who has been awarded a prestigious three-month internship with the Royal Society.

Starting in September 2020, Karen will be joining the Society’s wellbeing team, focusing on the wellbeing of people, plants, animals and the planet. Among other activities, during her time there Karen will be responsible for producing briefing papers and participating in policy enquiries or organising policy events.

Karen achieved the internship through UK Research and Innovation’s Policy Internships Scheme, a highly competitive scheme that provides the opportunity for doctoral students funded by the research councils of UK Research and Innovation to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations.

Professor Jonathan Millar, Director of the MRC Doctoral Training Partnership at Warwick, said: “We are extremely proud that Karen has been offered a prestigious three-month Policy Internship at the Royal Society. This will provide Karen with an invaluable experience for her future career. The internship is funded by Warwick’s MRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnership in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research.”

Karen’s supervisor, Professor Nick Dale from the School of Life Sciences, added: “In her PhD, Karen has been tackling a problem of great contemporary relevance to society: how the brain controls bodyweight. I am delighted that Karen has won this Policy Internship at the Royal Society as her scientific work and career interests make her ideal for this opportunity.”