Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Awards for PhD students at the CCBS Away Day 2020

Feb 2020: The John D Matthews Postgraduate Award recipient, and the CCBS 'Three-Minute Thesis 'competition winners received prizes at our recent Centre Away Day.

Congratulations to the very deserving PhD students who won awards.

 

The John D Matthews Postgraduate Award

The John D Matthews award is given annually to the neurology student in CCBS who has shown the greatest academic excellence. This year the award went to Dr Laura McWhirter.

Laura is a consultant psychiatrist and a clinical research fellow funded by Baillie Gifford. Her research aims to identify accurate diagnostic profiles for functional cognitive disorders, an important differential of prodromal dementia.

Dr Laura McWhirter receives the John D Matthews award from Prof Siddharthan Chandran
Dr Laura McWhirter receives the John D Matthews award from Prof Siddharthan Chandran

Read more about the John D Matthews Postgraduate Award

CCBS 'Three Minute Thesis'-style competition

Eleven CCBS PhD students competed in the competition this year. The students are challenged to present their work in an engaging and accessible way in only three minutes, and with only a single slide. 

The judges Dr Heather Whalley and Prof Siddharthan Chandran were extremely impressed with the quality of the presentations. Eventually they decided to award the prizes to Beth Waddington (winner), Emily Ball and Shalandra Wood (joint runners up). Congratulations all!

Winners of the 2020 CCBS Three Minute Thesis competition Beth Waddington, Emily Ball and Shalandra Wood, with Prof Siddharthan Chandran
Winners of the 2020 CCBS Three Minute Thesis competition Beth Waddington, Emily Ball and Shalandra Wood, with Prof Siddharthan Chandran