Graduate School announces winners of the 13th Festival of Postgraduate Research

Posted by pt91 at Jul 04, 2017 12:30 PM |
Nine prizewinners were felicitated at this year’s Festival of Postgraduate Research held on 29 June 2017
Graduate School announces winners of the 13th Festival of Postgraduate Research

The 2017 Festival of Postgraduate Research. ©Keith Cooper, Northlight Images

The winners of the Festival of Postgraduate Research 2017 have been announced.

During the Festival our University gets to showcase the best of its research student talent and this year the standard of entries was very high. Expert judges were extremely impressed by the breadth and quality of work on display and the knowledge and passion for research demonstrated by our presenters.

The prize winners were:

Prizes were also awarded to this year’s Three-Minute Thesis joint winners Ashild Andrea Brekke (School of Museum Studies) and Khalida Azhigulova (School of Law) and runner-up Alexander Smyth (Department of Physics and Astronomy).

The posters were examined by twenty three esteemed judges, with backgrounds ranging across the public, private and charity sectors, including the research councils.

The Festival concluded with a talk on “Pursuing Knowledge, Shaping Policy, Influencing Practice: A Personal Journey towards ‘Impact’” by Professor Dianne Wilcocks CBE DL, an accomplished academic leader and advocate for socially inclusive higher education, former Vice-Chancellor of York St John University and former Deputy Principal of Sheffield Hallam University.

Best Poster (College of Medicine, Biological Sciences, and Psychology) winner – Neda Nezam-Abadi (Department of Infection, Inflammation and Immunity) for her poster “Hide and seek: Using bacterial viruses to detect Legionella species”. The prize was sponsored by the Graduate School.

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