Eighth Annual Wolfson Research Event shines brighter than ever

In contrast to last year's frigid weather, the sun was beaming for the Annual WRE. With talks ranging from labour rights to artifical intelligence, poster presentations on proteins to pottery, and two brilliant keynotes speakers, it was a stimulating day for the entire Wolfson community.

Wolfson Research Event

This year's Wolfson Research Event continues to go from strength to strength. The event was better attended this year than ever before, the students' presentations and posters were all high quality, and the weather cooperated. The keynotes also were inspiring: Dr Ghina Halabi discussed how to better promote research findings and engage our audiences through the power of telling stories; and Professor Susan Robertson gave a tour-de-force lecture about the neoliberal landscape of higher education.

Congratulations to the prizewinners, 

  • Jolyon Jones, 1st prize, oral presentation
  • Maria Hagan, 2nd prize, oral presentation
  • Julian Siebert, 1st prize, poster presentation
  • Andrew Watts, 2nd prize, poster presentation

Scroll down to see photos of the event. We will shortly be posting more photos, as well as video of the keynote speeches.


Oral Presentations

Predictive vulnerability markers of compulsive cocaine self-administration assessed by neuroimaging across the lifespan (Jolyon Jones)  1st prize

Disassembling the camp: the politics of policing exiles in Calais, France (Maria Hagan)  2nd prize

Defending inequality (Markus Hansen)      

Rotationally constrained waves in Earth's core (Ben McDermott)       

The role of the higher education sector in regional organisations: a case study of the Mercosur Education Sector in Latin America (Aliandra Lazzari Barlete)   

Activity spaces in studies of the environment and physical activity: a review and discussion of issues for causal inference (Linsey Smith) 

Labour Rights and the Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights: perspectives on the future of human rights protection in the developing world (Danilo Barbosa Garrido Alves)

Machine Assisted Synthesis and Process Development in Chemical Industry (Perman Jorayev)

An Auto-Ethnographic Approach to Analysing George Crumb’s Five Piano Pieces (Churen Li)

Automatic Chemical Design (Ryan-Rhys Griffiths)

Making Knowledge Visible (Siobhan Dickens)

Hold on to the petal! The role of petal cell shape in pollination (Gabriela Doria) 

Poster Flash Presentations

Fair Assessment of Multilingual People: The Multilingual Vocabulary Test (Julian Siebert) 1st prize

The start of a national school examination system (Andrew Watts) 2nd prize

What can pottery tell us? Using ceramics to infer site formation processes at Százhalombatta-Földvár, Hungary (Petra Jones)

The establishment of a medical school in Trinity College Dublin, 1813-1875: from resistance to endorsement (John Wallace)

Connecting the History: Ethnic Diversity on Medieval Silk Road (Junfu Wong)

Community Rights to Land in Scotland (Colin Bathgate)

How the notes on the page affect how we sing (Thomas Greig)

Better retrofit for better homes (Hui Ben)

Interactions of the protein, RLIP76, with lipid membranes (Jasmine Cornish)

The Use of Novel High-Powered Microscopes to Study Unexplored Aspects of Herpes Virus Infection (Kamal Nahas)

A solar-rechargeable battery. The energy solution of the future? (Angus Mathieson)

A Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Model of Brown Fat (Isabella Samuelson)

The missing link: efficient connection design for complex geometry buildings (Florence Maskell)