Celebrating Postgraduate Research

The work of our postgraduate researchers was recognised and celebrated at the 2019 Leeds Doctoral College Showcase.

(From left to right: Deputy Vice-Chancellor Lisa Roberts, Hammal Al Balushi, Nicole Nisbett, Caroline Young, Anna Berekméri, Karen Fox, Heba Shawer, Dheeraj Prakaash)

A selection of the award winners stand on stage with Lisa Roberts, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor. December 2019

The annual event celebrates and recognises the work of our postgraduate researchers, as well as the contribution that they make to the University. This year's showcase featured three competitions, with the judges commenting on the high quality of the nominees for each.

Congratulations to all the winners of the Postgraduate Researcher of the Year, Three Minute Thesis and Research Image of the Year competitions.

Postgraduate Researcher of the Year 2019

The Postgraduate Researcher of the Year from each faculty presented their research to the audience and the judging panel, which was made up of winners from previous years.

1st place: Caroline Young (Faculty of Medicine and Health)

Presentation title: Advancing the Field of Bowel Cancer Microbiome Research: the Academic, Clinical and Global Impact of my PhD

2nd Place: Nicole Nisbett (Faculty of Social Sciences)

Presentation title: How can online parliamentary engagement be effective and meaningful?

3rd Place: Hammal Al Balushi (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures)

Presentation title: Harsusi Language Documentation

Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

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

1st place: Anna Berekméri (Faculty of Medicine and Health)

Presentation title: Tape stripping: a non-invasive technique to diagnose inflammatory skin diseases

2nd place: Heba Shawer (Faculty of Medicine & Health)

Presentation title: Developing novel treatments to stop vascular diseases in its tracks

3rd place: Karen Fox (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures)

Presentation title: They See Me Roman

Research Image of the Year 

1st place: Sarah Crossland (Faculty Engineering & Physical Sciences)

A close-up image of the soles of three feet.

Image title: Donate your Footprint to Science

2nd place:  Dheeraj Prakaash (Faculty of Medicine & Health)

An extreme close-up of t-cell membrane molecules.Image title: Computational Microscopy: Experiencing the Molecular Realm of the T-cell Membrane

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