June 18, 2015, by Michael Jennings
Winning projects at Research Showcase 2015
On Wednesday 17 June, the Graduate School’s Research Showcase 2015 gave researchers from across the University the chance to discuss their work and the real-life impact it could have. Over 40 researchers presented posters explaining their projects, which were then judged by members of the public and non-academic University staff for clarity and creativity. The day also featured a keynote speech from Timandra Harkness, writer and performer.
The winners are below – a huge congratulations to all researchers who took part! You can also scroll down to see our Storify of the event for highlights, a closer look at the projects and some thoughts from the public.
Winner of the 2015 University of Nottingham Research Showcase: Vanessa Ashall – ‘Saving lives by proxy’
2nd Prize: Andrew Gleadall – ‘3D printing: we’ve hit it on the nose’
3rd Prize: Michelle Lister – ‘Using jumping genes to understand bacterial genetics’
Popular Choice: Faisal Hammad – ‘Putting granny on the web: designing websites for all’
Artistic Flair: Jenny Moreno – ‘Surviving a tsunami: the miracle of El Morro community’
Artistic Flair Highly Commended: Lisa Common (‘Great Expectations: can maternity services deliver more home births’), Rehma Chandari (‘Working towards gut regeneration by growing cells on synthesised fibres’) and Vanessa Ashall (‘Saving lives by proxy’)
Media Prize for best press release: Chantelle Whelan – ‘“It’s not you, it’s me”: research explores unsuccessful guide dog partnerships’
Media Prize 2nd place: Lisa Common – ‘Great Expectations: can maternity services deliver more home births’
Media Prize 3rd place: Hannah Foy – ‘Brains behind the wheel: brain activity in simulated and real world driving’
Media Prize Highly Commended: Faisal Hammad (‘Putting granny on the web: designing websites for all’), Erin Connelly (‘Medieval antibiotics for modern bacteria’) and Jessica Butterworth (‘Over the rainbow – lighting the path to instant cancer detection’)
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