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Helping to revive wargaming in the Royal Navy – an update: Games in a COVID world

22/04/2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Lieutenant Commander Ed Oates, recent PhD graduate at Cranfield Defence and Security and helicopter simulator instructor at RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall, previously shared his experiences in using knowledge learnt at Cranfield to drive a wargaming ...

Submarine hunter by day, PhD student by night – an update: What I wish I’d known at the start…

21/04/2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Lieutenant Commander Ed Oates wrote about his experiences while completing a PhD part-time at Cranfield Defence and Security in 2017. After recently successfully defending his thesis, Crowdsourcing with serious games for defence procurement, Dr Oates ...

My PhD Journey at Shrivenham – Part 2

06/07/2020|Tags: , , , , |

I have always wanted to become a scientist, even when I was younger, so my family was never surprised I wanted to do a PhD. It is sometimes a little hard to explain to them what exactly I do, as no one in my family is a scientist, but they are always supportive and proud of what I do. With my friends, those that are not scientists are happy that I found something I enjoy, even if they may not understand exactly what I talk about sometimes. My more scientific friends are happy that I found an interesting scientific challenge to explore.

My PhD Journey at Shrivenham – Part 1

02/07/2020|Tags: , , |

My background is as an analytical chemist and a forensic scientist. I have a BSc and an Erasmus Mundus Masters in Forensic Science, and after I finished my Masters, I worked for a while as a scientist. However, I always enjoyed research, so I knew that I wanted to do a PhD at some point. When I came across the position at Cranfield, I thought the project sounded interesting and applied.

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