Photos from the PG Symposium

We got very camera-happy at the PG Symposium on Friday 21st August. You are all just too photogenic!

All the pics are up in a Thesislink Facebook album, so check them out and tag yourself if you like.

Here are some of our favourites. We started with a keynote from Colab’s Associate Professor Charles Walker, who talked about his career in architecture research:


Then there were excellent presenters in the oral presentation category, including (top L-R) David Airehrour with “Ranktrust: Isolating Sybil attack using secure trust level routing in wireless sensor networks” and Catherine Crofts with “Hyperinsulinemia: Diagnosing the silent threat,” plus (bottom L-R) Shima Behnoosh with “Celebrity athlete endorsement and social marketing: Promoting participation in sport and physical activity” and Jacques Foottit with “Touchable: Investigating how modern technology can support sensory rehabilitation research.”OralsWe saw some stellar presentations in the new creative exhibition category, including (L-R) Cecelia Faumuina Khakh with “Malanga: The voice of positive dissonance,” Chen Chen with “In search of a lost time in a butterfly’s dream. Utilizing Xiang to creatively consider the Menglong of Chinese film poetry,” and Julia Reynolds with “Returning to the image of Vertigo.”


The poster presenters showcased their research all day, and talked with guests about their work at lunchtime. We snapped (L-R) Nusrat Shaikh’s poster on “Developing a comprehensive framework of community integration in people with ABI,” Sarah Stewart’s “Characteristics of the first metatarsophalangeal joint in gout and asymptomatic hyperuricaemia,” and Mansi Jayantikumar Limbad’s “Coconut water and sourdough: fermented with kefir.”

PostersWe capped off the day with some short sharp shots of research brilliance from the 3 Minute Thesis finalists. Congratulations to (main picture below, L-R) the Masters runner-up Toiroa Williams and winner Samuel Paterson, and the doctoral runner-up Caroline Stretton and winner Kudakwashe Tuwe. Finalists were (top to bottom, R-L) Lydia Harrell, Kudakwashe Tuwe, Christine Clark, Blair Speakman, Caroline Stretton, Toiroa WIlliams, Amy Tielu, Thushini Jayawardena,  Samuel Paterson, Khine Thida, and Shabnam Jalili-Moghaddam.

3MT collage

And then of course, it was time to kick back!After drinks

Thanks everyone for making the PG Symposium so stimulating and so much fun this year! See you again in 2016.

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2 thoughts on “Photos from the PG Symposium

  1. Well done on an excellent symposium guys. It had a great spirit and it was wonderful to have creative, practice-led research so well catered for. The process of encapsulation and critical questioning is very important to these theses and the symposium makes an important contribution to this. It is especially helpful to candidates before they leave to present papers at international conferences.
    We would especially like to thank the organisers and technical crew for the manner in which they accommodated the challenges sometimes presented by complex audio visual files. Their abilities and good will meant that complex projects could be presented in highly articulate ways. They were a pleasure to work with.

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