Winning images paint a picture of research excellence

The night sky in Hawaii, the contents of your kitchen cupboard and a dying bouquet of flowers are all the subjects of photographs highlighted in the University of Leicester’s annual celebration of research through visuals and images.

They are among the winners of the Doctoral College’s Images of Research exhibition on 5 December. The event showcased 46 images taken by researchers and contextualised with a short description on what inspired that image of their research.

The five winning images (that received the six prizes) were:

  • Best College of Science and Engineering Image, Professor Andrew Blain for Mauna Kea Panorama (Department of Physics and Astronomy)
  • Best College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Image and Best Image submitted by Academic/Research Staff Member, Dr Clare Gunby and Dr Rebecca Barnes for Coercive Control (Department of Criminology)
  • Best College of Life Sciences Image, Dr Oliver Williams (Department of Health Sciences) and Will Ruff (University of Plymouth) for The Price of Inequality: Health is a Social Issue
  • Best Image Submitted by a Postgraduate Researcher, Tim Hannigan (School of Arts) for Dervla: Dog, Book, Beer
  • People’s Choice Award, Christopher Nedza for A Slice of Fish (School of Geography, Geology and the Environment)

Well over a hundred members of staff, students and the public visited the exhibition in Queen’s Hall at the University’s Students’ Union, with almost 250 votes being cast at the exhibition, as well as online by distance-learning postgraduate researchers, for the ‘People’s Choice’ image.