Making sense of PhD research – winners of the Research Poster competition

Like the Image competition, the Research Poster Competition is an integral part of the Festival of Doctoral Research, showcasing the variety and impact of PhD research at Sussex. The prize winners for this were also announced on Wednesday following the Three-Minute Thesis final.

This year’s judges included Sussex PhD graduate Dr Shonali Banerjee and Joanna Young (an expert on scientific posters who runs our Posters RDP session). Take a look at all of the excellent entries on the Research Poster webpage.

First place – £300 towards research

Research poster by Norah Alzahrani titled Why Does It Matter Knowing How Journalists Perceive Their Role?
Why Does It Matter Knowing How Journalists Perceive Their Role? Image: Norah Alzahrani

Norah Alzahrani (MFM) was awarded first prize for her poster entitled Why Does It Matter Knowing How Journalists Perceive Their Role? The judges called it an “excellent poster, very comprehensively and nicely presented”.

Joint second place – £150 towards research

Research poster by Meirin Evans titled ATLAS Experiment at CERN.
ATLAS Experiment at CERN. Image: Meirin Evans
Research poster by Ferheen Ayaz titled Blockchain-Enabled Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communications, describing the process of using blockchain technology to enable verification of accident sites and re-routing of vehicles.
Blockchain-Enabled Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communications. Image: Ferheen Ayaz

Second place goes jointly to Meirin Oan Evans (MPS) for a poster on the ATLAS Experiment at CERN, which the judges said was a “great visual poster”; and Ferheen Ayaz (Engineering & Informatics), for her poster on Blockchain-Enabled Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communications, which was “excellent overall, very visually appealing and clear.” Meirin and Ferheen will each receive £150 towards their work.

People’s Choice – £150 towards research

Research poster by Yasser Kosbar titled Challenges Facing Egyptian Women Postgraduates in UK, showing quotes on harrassment, racism, monoculturalism, elitism and Islamophobia over a map of the UK.
Challenges Facing Egyptian Women Postgraduates in UK. Image: Yasser Kosbar

Yasser Kosbar (ESW) was voted People’s Choice by staff and students at Sussex, for a poster titled Challenges Facing Egyptian Women Postgraduates in UK, which the judges described as “visually appealing and beautifully designed”.

Congratulations to all of our winners! Check out the results of the Research Image Competition and the Adam Weiler Doctoral Impact Award, which were also announced on Wednesday, and check back for a full round-up of the Festival next week.