It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life as I had the chance to learn from global leaders in mental health. They were inspirational for me in many ways in developing my career as a researcher and an academic. I am currently conducting research among internally displaced people in Sri Lanka as part of my Wellcome Trust fellowship. The knowledge and skills I learnt from the MSc in Psychiatric Research are helping me immensely to conduct sound research. I had the honour of being selected as the first ever recipient of Professor Robin Murray Award for the best MSc dissertation in Psychiatric Research course, which was very rewarding and gratifying for me.
I strongly consider that graduating from this course was a life changing experience both academically and personally.
I am currently writing papers on cause and cause-specific mortality. This MSc programme has enabled me to function as an independent researcher in India and I can now confidently design research projects, perform statistical analysis, and write research papers for scientific journals.