Public Engagement Competitions
The winners of the HSDTC Public Engagement Competitions 2021 were announced at an Awards Ceremony at the close of the HSDTC Annual Research Symposium 2021 which was held online on 29 and 30 April 2021.
HSDTC Science Image Competition 2021
An annual contest to find the best images that represent the excellent doctoral research that goes on across the Health Faculties at King’s, with the chance to win £300 and culminating in the shortlisted submissions being displayed in the Symposium Brochure, and an awards ceremony. You can view all of the shortlisted images on our Centre for Doctoral Studies blog post, 'Shortlisted Submissions for the HSDTC Public Engagement Competitions 2021'.
Five submissions were shortlisted, including our winner, Lea Lortal, and runner-up, Andrew Doel:
Lea Lortal (winner), Centre for Host-Microbiome Interactions, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, with Doing a Lab-based PhD during a pandemic
Andrew Doel (runner-up), Department of Women & Children’s Health, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, with New mother Breastfeeding, The Gambia
Cathleen Hagemann from FoDOCS, Melanie Le Sayec from FoLSM, and Nicholas Merrild from FoDOCS were also shortlisted.
HSDTC Science Communication Competition 2021
How well can you communicate your research and its significance to non-experts? This year, participants submitted newspaper style articles for the chance to win £300 and be featured on our website and blog.
To help the participants, we ran a workshop called Science Communication: Writing for a Lay Audience on Thursday 4 February. This offered an opportunity to learn how to summarise doctoral research and write great articles for a general audience: an invaluable resource for communicating your science to the public and for entering the HSDTC Science Communication Competition!
Five fascinating submissions were shortlisted, including the winning submission by Elisa Brann, and the runner-up, Simon Lam:
Elisa Brann (winner), Forensic & Neurodevelopmental Sciences, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, with A little magic in science: exploring psychosis using hypnosis
Simon Lam (runner-up), Centre for Host-Microbiome Interactions, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, with Fishing for an Alzheimer’s cure – how researchers use zebrafish to study the brain
William Edwards from FoDOCS, Melanie Le Sayec from FoLSM, and Lea Lortal from FoDOCS were also shortlisted.
You can view all of the shortlisted articles on our Centre for Doctoral Studies blog post, 'Shortlisted Submissions for the HSDTC Public Engagement Competitions 2021'.
HSDTC Public Engagement Competitions 2020
• Read and view last year's shortlisted entries and winners to both HSDTC Public Engagement Competitions here