WISERD, Wales DTC & Learned Society of Wales Award PhD Student Prizes


 

As part of the WISERD 2014 Annual Conference, WISERD, in collaboration with the Wales DTC and the Learned Society of Wales awarded prizes to PhD students entering poster and essay competitions.

Rhian Field from Aberystwyth University won the PhD student Poster Competition, with a prize of £200 being awarded by the Learned Society of Wales. The competition was part of a research poster exhibition at the WISERD Annual Conference. Rhian’s poster showcased her PhD research into art-science collaborations and their capacity to influence environment related behaviours.

Heather Norris, a PhD student from Aberystwyth University, was delighted to win the PhD Student Essay Competition, with a prize of £200 being awarded by the Wales DTC. The competition invited entrants to reflect on their experiences of working in collaboration with non-academic organisations.  Heather Norris’s winning entry is based on her collaboration with the Youth Justice Board and several schools to look at restorative justice interventions. Her entry, Collaboration, Compromise and Cultivation, is available to read here

Professor David James, Director of the Wales DTC said ‘My congratulations to both Rhian and Heather.  The quality of entries to these competitions was generally very high, and we plan to run them again as part of next year’s WISERD conference in Cardiff’.


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