To mark 25 years of PhDs at WIT, Lecturer in Biology at WIT Dr Karen Tambling outlines her path into research from her undergraduate degree
A past pupil of Loreto Convent, Youghal, Co Cork Dr Karen Tambling is also a WIT Department of Science graduate.
Current job title and employer
Lecturer in Biology, WIT
My PhD title
Isolation and Analysis of Novel Cyano Tolerant/Degrading Microorganisms
Related academic school/research centre at WIT
Path into research
I completed the BSc. Degree in Applied Biology with Quality Management (2000) and enjoyed the research project module of my degree. I was offered a PhD research position by Dr Catherine O'Reilly after my degree.
Enterprise Ireland (2 years). VEC grant. Part-time Teaching to fund myself.
Dr Catherine O'Reilly and Dr Peter Turner.
25 years of PhD graduates was marked at Waterford Institute of Technology in 2018. The institute was one the first of Ireland's regional technical colleges to award PhDs in 1993.