Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Awards for PhD students at the CCBS Away Day

Feb 2019: We were proud to recognise the excellence of five of our PhD students at our Centre Away Day last week.

The Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences held its 4th Annual Away Day last week in the magnificent surroundings of the Playfair Library Hall at Old College.

CCBS Away Day 2019 in the Playfair Library Hall

The event was attended by approximately 180 members of the Centre - academic staff, students, professional services staff and visitors and was an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues and hear about the breadth of research that we do.

Three-minute thesis

During the morning before the main Away Day, we held an informal "three minute thesis"-style competition. Twelve PhD students presented their work and research plans in just three minutes, using a single slide - this is surprisingly tricky to do! The presentations were judged—by Postgraduate Coordinators Prof Adam Waldman and Dr Heather Whalley, plus Centre Director Siddharthan Chandran—on their content, delivery, slide, accessibility and time-keeping.

The winners were as follows: Nathanael O'Neill (winner), Kaitlyn Hair and Beth York (runners-up). Congratulations all on your fantastic performance!

Kaitlyn Hair, Nathanael O'Neill and Beth York, winners of the CCBS Three Minute Thesis competition 2019
Kaitlyn Hair, Nathanael O'Neill and Beth York, winners of the CCBS Three Minute Thesis-style competition 2019, with Professor Siddharthan Chandran.

John D Matthews Postgraduate Award

This award is made annually to a postgraduate student in the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences who has shown academic excellence in Neurology. Students are nominated for the award by their supervisor. This year the prize was split between two equally excellent students, Dr Gashirai Mbizvo and Dr Gordon Blair. Gash and Gordon will each receiving funding towards attending a conference or training opportunity.

Gashirai Mbizvo & Gordon Blair, winners of the 2019 John D Matthews Postgraduate Award, with Professor Siddharthan Chandran
Gashirai Mbizvo & Gordon Blair, winners of the 2019 John D Matthews Postgraduate Award, with Professor Siddharthan Chandran

 

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More about the John D Matthews Postgraduate Award

Student profiles

Kaitlyn Hair

Gashirai Mbizvo

Nathanael O'Neill

Beth York