On Wednesday 7 January 2015, we showcased some of our finest researchers and launched our new Research Strategy as Yorktalks returned for its second year.
The day began with a formal welcome from the Vice-Chancellor Professor Koen Lamberts, followed by the launch of the University Research Strategy by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Professor Deborah Smith. This was followed by four sessions in each of which four speakers presented their research and took questions from the audience.
- Professor Andrew Street - Realising Florence Nightingale’s vision
- Professor Michael White - The avant garde and the everyday
- Dr Mark Roodhouse - Uncovering the London underworld
- Professor Kate Pickett - The enemy between us: how inequality harms us all
- Dr Oliver Craig - Why the world went to pot
- Dr Helen Smith - What is the matter?
- Dr Kirsty Penkman - Time travel in a crystal ball
- Dr Damian Murphy - Sound design for our sound environment
- Professor Karl Atkin - The illusion of choice
- Dr Kathryn Arnold - Does wildlife need a drugs policy?
- Professor Simon Gilbody - Depression and the Third Age
- Dr Sofia Vasilopoulou - Making up or breaking up? Euroscepticism and the making of the Union
The day was also a chance to celebrate the innovation and brilliance of our postgraduate community with a poster competition. The competition was judged by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and the three Academic Coordinators.
- Winner, Science: Emily Johnston (Biology)
Plants vs Explosives
- Winner, Social Science: Jayme Scally (Education)
Intercultural Competence Development in three Different Study Abroad Program Types in Spain