Written by Kirsten O’Leary.
It’s been a dream come true for a University of Queensland psychology researcher who received a fellowship to work at Stanford University in California.
Dr James Kirby, from UQ’s School of Psychology was in shock when he initially read the email notifying him of his success in receiving an Endeavour Fellowship that will allow him to work at one of the United State’s most prestigious universities.
“I have always dreamt about working at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford, but I never really thought I would have the chance,” Dr Kirby said.
“The idea of working there still has not ‘sunk’ in, but I am terribly excited about it”.
The Endeavour Fellowship is a program offered by the Australian government for individuals to undertake study, research and professional development overseas in order to learn from experts in their field of study.
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