Celebrating Postgraduate Research

The work of our postgraduate researchers were recognised and celebrated at this year’s Leeds Doctoral College Showcase.

This year's finalists: Halina Nortbertczak, Sophy Barber, Leon Willis, Salah Sharief, Penn Smith and Kate Cameron

LDCS winners 2018 December 2018

Despite the power cut on the day, the Leeds Doctoral College Showcase Conference 2018 went ahead thanks to a big team effort from Meet in Leeds and Organisational Development and Professional Learning.

The Showcase celebrates and recognises the work of our postgraduate researchers (PGRs). All presenters coped with the unusual situation admirably, and the judges commented on the high quality of the nominees for each of the competitions.

Congratulations to all winners of PGR of the Year and Three Minute Thesis Competitions.

Postgraduate Researcher of the Year 2018

The Postgraduate Researcher of the Year from each Faculty presented their research to the audience and an external judging panel, which selected the winner.

Joint 1st place: Sophy Barber (Faculty of Medicine and Health)

Adolescent-parent preferences and decision-making in hypodontia care

Joint 1st place: Leon Willis (Faculty of Biological Sciences)

The effects of flow on therapeutic aggregation

3rd Place: Halina Nortbertczak (Faculty of Engineering)

Decellularisation processes for the intervertebral disc

Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

Postgraduate Researchers from across campus had three minutes to explain their research to a non-specialist audience.

Winner: Salah Sharief (Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law)

Drone Warfare and the Dehumanisation of War

2nd place: Kate Cameron (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures)

A toolkit to measure the impact of music education

3rd place: Penn Smith (Faculty of Medicine and Health)

A Picture of Mental Health Recovery

Research Image of the Year 

Unfortunately this competition was affected by the last-minute venue change. It will be rearranged, so please watch out for details.

Visit the Leeds Doctoral College Showcase website for more information. 

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