Winners of Festival of Postgraduate Research 2015 announced
The winners of the Festival of Postgraduate Research 2015 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:
- The Graduate Dean's Prize for Best Poster 2015 - Ni Ni Moe Myint (Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine) for her poster "Blood: An Answer to Fighting Cancer" .
- Peer Review Prize winner - Sophie Whitehouse (School of Management) for her poster "From Vinyl to ‘Cloud Technology’: Highlighting the Visual Aspects of Music in a Digital Age".
- Leicester Mercury Media Prize winner - Katie Dexter (Department of Physics and Astronomy) for her poster "Magnetic Nanoparticles for Medical Applications" .
- Best Poster (College of Arts, Humanities and Law) winner - Emily Wilce (Department of the History of Art and Film) for her poster "Refashioning the Fallen: The Changing Depiction of the Fallen Woman in Victorian British Visual Culture" .
- Best Poster (College of Medicine, Biological Sciences, and Psychology) winner - Shane Hussey (Department of Genetics) for his poster "Pollution, Particulate Matter, and Pathogens: How Air Pollution is Affecting the Bacteria in Our Lungs".
- Best Poster (College of Science and Engineering) winner - Thomas Clements (Department of Geology) for his poster "Livers, Guts, and Gills: How Decay Profiles Control the Fossilisation Potential of Soft Tissues" .
- Best Poster (College of Social Science) winner - Haiyan Xu (School of Education) for her poster "Talk as a Mediation for Teacher Collaboration and Learning: Insights into Professional Collaboration in Lesson Study Contexts from a Chinese Perspective".
- Best Poster (Distance Learning/Part-Time Research Students) winner - Margrethe Stuttaford (School of Modern Languages) for her poster "The Powerful Voice of the Silent Details in the British, Danish, and German Translations of Pippi Longstocking A Translational Stylistics Analysis" .
Also there to receive their prizes was Nawshin Dastagir, runner-up from the University's 3 Minute Thesis competition, and Shane Hussey (winner) and Joe Emmings (runner-up) in the PhDepictions competition.
The Festival concluded with a talk on the 'power of research' by Dr Jago Cooper, curator of the Americas at the British Museum, who has hosted a number of BBC programmes, and currently runs three projects all based in South and Central America.