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Winners of the 2013 Lieutenant Colonel Harry Murray VC Scholarships

Passion for their research topics was evident with the three University of Tasmania students selected as recipients for the 2013 Lieutenant Colonel Harry Murray VC Scholarships.

Two psychology students, Chelsea Marriott and Sarah Peart, and history student, Greg Sheehan, received the scholarships to assist with their Honours degrees.

   

Research

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Chelsea Marriott is researching how post-traumatic stress disorder affects memory performance of Tasmanian war veterans in their everyday cognitive functioning.

Part-time student Sarah Peart, the granddaughter of a World War Two pilot, is researching how the emotional processing of post-traumatic stress disorder impacts on sleep quality in order to help sufferers have a better quality of life.

World War One Tasmanian soldiers of Irish Catholic backgrounds

With the centenary of ANZAC approaching, it is important to build on our knowledge of Tasmania's involvement in World War One.

Greg Sheehan is researching the World War One experiences of Tasmanian soldiers of Irish Catholic backgrounds whose deeds are not widely known. The scholarship will assist Greg to travel to the Australian War Memorial (AWM), in Canberra, where he hopes to read diaries and letters, and examine photos held by the AWM, in order to research less heralded Tasmanian soldiers.

Greg is of Irish Catholic background and his father fought in New Guinea in World War Two.