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Congratulations to our 25 Scholars

We are delighted to announce that 25 Scholars have been selected for the Laidlaw Scholarship Programme 2019/20.

“The scholarship aims to equip students with the skills, knowledge and behaviours to become the leaders of tomorrow in their chosen occupations. Scholars will graduate from the Programme with a comprehensive development plan and a set of skills which will be directly transferable to their future career.” (Penny Foster, Leadership and Development Adviser – Laidlaw Scholarship)

Our 25 scholars for 2019/20 are:

Name: Ailsa Nice

Year: 1st Year
Department: Language and Linguistic Science

Research project title: To what extent is female agency demonstrated in books 1, 7 and 8 of Thomas Malory's "Le Morte D'Arthur"?

Academic mentor: Dr Lucia Aiello

Name: Alice Howard

Year: 1st Year
Department: Environment and Geography

Research project title: To what extent does the regulation of ecosystem services in urban areas interact with residents’ health and wellbeing?

Academic mentor: Dr Steve Cinderby

Name: Carys Celeste Ward

Year: 1st Year
Department: Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media

Research project title: How accurate is the portrayal of rare invisible disabilities in the British and American film/television industry and what effect does this have on the audience?

Academic mentor: Dr Ed Braman

Name: Chandini Parsan Chand

Year: 2nd Year
Department: Hull York Medical School

Research project title: Can distractor-filtering training improve working memory in healthy ageing?

Academic mentor: Dr Fiona McNab

Name: Charlotte Bingham

Year: 1st Year
Department: Archaeology

Research project title: Historic corn smut: using ancient DNA methods to understand risk to UK agriculture

Academic mentor: Dr Nathan Wales

Name: Colombe Mabboux-Fort

Year: 1st Year
Department: Biology

Research project title: Uncovering the function of a novel gene involved in neurodegeneration

Academic mentor: Dr Gareth Evans

Name: Daniel Gugan

Year: 2nd Year
Department: Chemistry

Research project title: Using chemical traps to achieve fast and selective reactions with radical intermediates in biological systems

Academic mentor: Dr Victor Chechik

Name: Daphne van Pul

Year: 1st Year
Department: Politics

Research project title: Could a Universal Basic Income liberate us from our role as paid workers?

Academic mentor: Dr Liam Clegg

Name: Eloise Hewson

Year: 1st Year
Department: The York Law School

Research project title: Balancing Privacy and Public Safety: The Role of Technology Companies

Academic mentor: Dr Peter Harrison

Name: Emily James

Year: 1st Year
Department: The York Management School

Research project title: Wrapping something as fleeting as food in something as long-lasting as plastic is madness”: How the retail industry can make dramatic changes in order to reduce the wastage of single-use plastics

Academic mentor: Dr Matthew Hollow

Name: Harry Jackson

Year: 1st Year
Department: The York Management School

Research project title: The challenges, and how to overcome them, of a fully sustainable supply chain in the fashion industry

Academic mentor: Dr Matthew Hollow

Name: Ismay Whitaker

Year: 1st Year
Department: History

Research project title: Shock or Awe: War memorials and conflict resolution. How have war memorials moved from being nationalistic expressions of victory to helping communities and enemies heal their differences? What can they teach us about bringing people together and can they have a role to play in preventing future conflict?

Academic mentor: Dr Geoff Cubitt

Name: Joseph Cockcroft

Year: 2nd Year
Department: Chemistry

Research project title: Using solar energy to drive sustainable chemical reactions

Academic mentor: Dr Richard Douthwaite

Name: Joseph Hurd

Year: 2nd Year
Department: Natural Sciences

Research project title: Using the work of Islamic and Medieval European scholars to ascertain if, through experimentation, a primitive version of Galileo’s Key Observations could have been made in the 13th Century

Academic mentor: Prof Tom McLeish

Name: Kathryn Moyes

Year: 1st Year
Department: Biology

Research project title: The effect of nitrogen dioxide on the growth, establishment and vitamin c concentration of Arabidopsis thaliana: a model for brassica crops

Academic mentor: Dr Thorunn Helgason

Name: Lucy Horsnell

Year: 2nd Year
Department: Chemistry

Research project title: Engineering oxidase enzymes for high-value chemical production

Academic mentor: Prof Gideon Grogan

Name: Michaela Kadlecová

Year: 1st Year
Department: The York Management School

Research project title: The extent to which a competency gap exists between vocational student graduates and employer needs within the labour markets of the Czech Republic and Finland. An explorative case study

Academic mentor: Senior Lecturer Sinéad McCotter

Name: Molly Williams

Year: 2nd year
Department: Natural Sciences

Research project title: An investigation into the relationship between brain signalling and neuronal activity in the study of Functional Magnetic Resonance

Academic mentor: Prof Antony Morland

Name: Namrata Rana

Year: 2nd Year
Department: Hull York Medical School

Research project title: Investigation of delirium in older people living in long term care settings

Academic mentor: Dr Najma Siddiqi

Name: Rachael Coulter

Year: 1st Year
Department: History of Art

Research project title: ‘You’re Being Purposely Flippant, But It’s No Good’: Then and Now, England and 'Elsewhere' in the Works of Noël Coward

Academic mentor: Dr Benjamin Poore

Name: Rose Hemingway

Year: 1st Year
Department: Natural Sciences

Research project title: Incorporating new laboratory data into mathematical models of Leishmaniasis transmission

Academic mentor: Dr Jon Pitchford

Name: Simon Harnqvist

Year: 1st Year
Department: Biology

Research project title: Exploring Functions of the 4PMP1 Membrane Protein in the Neglected Tropical Disease Visceral Leishmaniasis

Academic Mentor: Dr Elmarie Myburgh

Name: Subalakshmi Jayachandar

Year: 1st Year
Department: Biology

Research project title: Phagocyte-T cell interactions in infectious and autoimmune diseases

Academic Mentor: Prof Paul Kaye

Name: Vigneshwar Veerappan

Year: 2nd Year
Department: Hull York Medical School

Research project title: Exploring the differences in patient expectations of government healthcare between a developed and a developing country through one on one interviews with patients/clinicians

Academic Mentor: Dr Bill Laughey

Name: Zulekha Samiullah

Year: 1st Year
Department: Mathematics

Research project title: How mathematics teaching methods used in the Far East can be implemented into UK schools with lasting effect

Academic Mentor: Dr. Hugues Lortie-Forgues