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Research Student Conferences

The Graduate Research School provides two opportunities per year for postgraduate research students to disseminate their work - 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) Competition and the Annual Research Student Conference.

3MT (Three Minute Thesis) 2020 Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the UCLan Three Minute Final Competition 2020, who are:

Vitae category (open to PhD students who are post-transfer/pre-viva only):

Winner - Santa Zaskerinska (who will also be put forward as the UCLan entrant in the Vitae UK level Three Minute Thesis Competition)
Runner-up - Shalini Kanagasingam

UCLan category (open to all PGRs):

Winner - Catherine Davidson
Runner-up - Thomas Davison

People's Choice:

Winner - Shalini Kanagasingam
Runner-up - Zoe Hughes

The event was held live via Microsoft Teams on 18 June 2020, with 14 presentations from postgraduate research students who had been selected to represent their Schools and Faculties. The standard of the presentations was incredibly high and all competitors did a fantastic job of engaging their audience remotely with just 3 minutes and 1 slide to explain their research.


Annual Postgraduate Research Conference 23-24 July 2020

The Graduate Research School hosted the Annual Postgraduate Research Conference on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 July 2020. The event was online via Microsoft Teams for the first time in its ten year history.

The programme included a keynote address from Professor Carol Wallace and Professor Jim Richards, as well as presentations from our postgraduate research community about their research activities and findings.
The conference was a great opportunity to come together and celebrate the breadth of exciting postgraduate research being undertaken across the university. Many of the conference session were recorded and are available here to watch again until 31 August 2020.

Keynote addresses

Heather Winstanley School of Community Health and Midwifery.
A Mixed Methods Approach to Explore The Impacts Of Care Experience Within The Criminal Justice System

Nisha Lamichane, School of Physical Sciences and Computing
Magneto-Optical Nanoparticulate System for Potential Theranostic Application in Cancer Research

Tanya Zerbian, School of Social Work Care and Community
Bridging Conceptual Borders in Cross-Cultural Local Food Systems Research

Aminah Khan, School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies
The Impact of Modern Infrastructure In Oman: In What Ways Did Omani Women’s Established Patterns Of Socialization Around Traditional Water Structures Change In Oasis Villages In Oman After 1970?

Shamim Aijaz, School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies
Understanding Individual English-Language-Teachers’ Academic Development: A Narrative Inquiry of Academics in Pakistani Universities To Develop A Professional Framework

Alexandru Modoi, School of Journalism Media and Performance
Re-Imagining Romanian Culture from Afar Through the Photographic Image Of Wolf Myths

Lauren Haworth, School of Sport and Health Sciences
Can Non-Specific Back Pain Amongst Larger Breasted Women Be Effectively Managed Through Changing Breast Support Garment?

Ijeoma Ukonu, School of Sport and Health Sciences
Investigating Household Food Security Access, Food Access Related Conditions and Dietary Diversity In Rural Households In Nigeria

Mariana Tomas, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Histological and Biochemical Characterisation of A New Conditional Knockout Mouse Model Relevant To Ageing And Alzheimer’s Disease

Chloe Watson, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Cellular and Biochemical Mechanisms Behind Memory Retrieval In Amyloid Precursor Protein Transgenic Mice

Elizabeth Jackson, School of Psychology
Optimizing Evofit By Reducing the Number Of Faces Shown During Composite Construction

Poster Presentations

Kasim Ali CAMN2BI2 - A Correlated Hybridization Gap Semiconductor?

Anna Pritchard P. Gingivalis Lps Interaction with the Blood Brain Barrier in a Human Cell In Vitro Model

Temitope Olowolafe Development of Community-Based Urban Solid Waste Management Model for Remediation of Dumpsites in Nigeria

Malcom Irons Medicines-Related Incidents in Care Homes With the United Kingdom: A Scoping Review