Cheryl BA, MA Candidate

University of Glasgow
(Online, In-Person)



University of Glasgow, MA Education (expected 2025)
Claremont McKenna College (& James Cook University), BA in Human Biology (2018)


Biology: human physiology, genetics, anthropology, animal behaviour
Psychology: abnormal psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, personality psychology
Education: philosophy, politics, psychology of learning


Cheryl Smith was born in Scotland, but has lived/worked in England, Australia, the USA, and has finally settled in Japan. While at Claremont McKenna College for her undergraduate degree, Cheryl had such a hard time choosing a field of study that she decided to blend together biology, psychology, and anthropology. During her studies she made the Dean’s List multiple times, was a Resident Assistant, and was the Senior Writing Consultant at the Center for Writing and Public Discourse. She also took part in research involving the migration patterns of Southern California birds (she once caught a bird with her bare hands) and the prevalence and prognosis of schizophrenia globally. She graduated with Honors in 2018.

Afterwards, Cheryl began a Master’s of Education at the prestigious University of Glasgow, with a focus on the philosophy of education and special needs/diversity in education.
Cheryl has helped multiple students as a part of the TA’s Research programs already, from performing PCR in the lab to researching the effects of proteins on cancer.

During her free time, you can find Cheryl backpacking in the wilderness of Japan, playing with her dog, or taking part in dance competitions.

Selected Publications:

Do the Lifetime Prevalence and Prognosis of Schizophrenia Differ Among World Regions? (2018)

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