Psychology graduate wins inaugural award

02 January 2015

Rachel Atkinson

Eleanor Wong collects British Neuropsychological Society UK Undergraduate poster prize

A psychology graduate from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been named as a joint winner of an inaugural national academic prize.

Eleanor Wong has won the British Neuropsychological Society UK Undergraduate poster prize.

She was awarded the honour for her project entitled ‘You scratch your back and I’ll scratch mine: A study investigating possible gender differences in the visual contagious itch’.

Eleanor, from Didsbury, said:

“It feels fantastic to have been chosen as the joint winner of this new and special competition. I thoroughly enjoyed researching and producing my project so to have industry recognition for it is far above anything I could ever have imagined.”

It is the first time the British Neuropsychological Society has issued an award for undergraduate posters. Eleanor graduated in summer from UCLan’s BSc (Hons) Neuropsychology course and is currently volunteering across Europe as an English and dance teacher.

The former Loreto College student also travelled to a prestigious conference in Kentucky, America, during her time at the Preston-based University.

She said: “I was lucky enough to be chosen for a post in a UCLan research internship in cognitive psychology which meant I experienced real, high quality research in action alongside professional researchers and our lecturers. I then had the chance to travel to Kentucky University to present my research and meet other undergraduates from America which helped polish my networking skills.”