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Portrait celebrating the career of Dr Morag Donaldson is unveiled

The painting is the second piece of artwork by Psychology alumni and artist, Shwe Yin Aye, to be put on display in the Psychology department.

Dr Morag Donaldson with artist and alumni, Shwe Yin Aye.
Dr Morag Donaldson with artist and alumni, Shwe Yin Aye.

A portrait commemorating the distinguished career of Dr Morag Donaldson is now on display in room F21, Psychology Building, 7 George Square. Morag, who has recently retired, has been a valued and respected member of the Psychology department for many years.

Professor Martin Corley, former Head of Psychology and commissioner of the portrait, highlights Morag’s achievements:

"Dr Morag Donaldson was associated with Psychology for over 30 years, and served twice as head of department. A kind donation from Andrew Brunskill made it possible to honour her deep commitment to Psychology and to its students throughout her career, and to celebrate a much-loved colleague on her retirement. It also gave us the chance to improve, just a little, the diversity of the portraits hanging in our main lecture hall."

In attendance at the unveiling, alongside the artist and sitter, were Dr Sarah MacPherson, current Head of Psychology, Professor Martin Corley, and Dr Steve Loughnan, Undergraduate Teaching Director.

The School wish Morag all the best in her retirement.

About the artist

Shwe Yin Aye is a recent psychology graduate and artist. Shwe, who is self-taught, was longlisted for the Scottish Portrait Awards in 2021. Her submission, 'May the Revolution Succeed’, is on permanent display in the mezzanine level of the Psychology Building, 7 George Square.

Follow Shwe on Instagram for a mixture of art, nature, personal events and news: @sheryl_sya

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