Awards and Previous Winners
The University annually awards a number of prizes and awards to Postgraduate research students in recognition of research excellence.
Vice-Chancellor's Prize for an Outstanding Doctoral Thesis
This prize is granted in recognition of an excellent doctoral level degree thesis that passes examination without any form of correction and is supported by the candidate's main supervisor.
The prize comes with a congratulatory letter from the Vice-Chancellor and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise) and a cash award of £100.
Dr William Solomon Marshall
Title of PhD thesis: The creation of Yorkshireness: Cultural identities in Yorkshire c.1850-1918
Award Date: 29 November 2011
Dr Dennis James Duty
Title of EdD thesis: Seven Years at the Coal Face: The Retention Phenomenon through the Lens of a Year Tutor
Award Date: 13 February 2012
Dr Anne Ruth Baldwin
Title of PhD thesis: Progress and Patterns in the Election of Women as Councillors, 1918 – 1938
Award Date: 19 March 2012
Dr Paul White
Title of PhD Thesis: Protocols of Power: Lessons from ICANN for International Regime Theory
Award Date: 12 April 2012
School of Human and Health Sciences, supervised by Graham Gibbs and Dr John Craig
Mr Colin Tucker
Title of MPhil thesis "Character, Ground and Contradiction in my Recent Music"
Award Date: 19 May 2011
Dr Richard James Glover
Title of thesis: "Music of Sustained Tones"
Award Date: 13 December 2010
Mr Timothy McCormack
Title of MPhil thesis:" Instrumental Mechanism and Physicality as Compositional Resources"
Award Date: 1 December 2010
Dr Paulina Elisabet Sundin
Title of thesis: "Re-inventing Harmony in Electroacoustic Music"
Award Date: 24 November 2010
Dr Carole Irene Wright
Title of thesis: "Men and Their Interventions in Violence Against Women: Developing an Institutional Ethnography"
Award Date: 4 December 2009
Dr Nicholas Alan Williams
Title of thesis: "Strategies of postminimalism in my recent music"
Award Date: 12 November 2009
Dr Shuming Yang
Title of thesis: "A novel chip interferometry system for on-line surface measurements"
Award Date: 18 August 2009
Dr Alison Marie Rodriguez
Award Date: 20 February 2009
School of Human and Health Sciences, supervised by Professor Nigel King
Dr Meyer Xiao
Title of Thesis: "Children's experience of the rituals of schooling: A case study"
Award Date: 5 June 2008
Dr Maha Sabah Salman Al-Zubaidi
Award Date: 8 October 2007
Vice-Chancellor's Prize of Postgraduate Research Student of the Year
This prize us granted annually to a postgraduate researcher who has excelled in some significant manner or has had a major research achievement during their period of study eg high quality journal publications, conference presentations, research spin off, awards, contribution to the research community, novel experimental or theoretical technique, major research breakthrough.
The winner is announced during the Research Festival and receives a cheque for £500 and a certificate.
Dong Zhen. 'Acoustics for monitoring the condition of engines and the evaluation of the implications of using biodiesel'
School of Computing and Engineering, supervised by Andrew Ball and Dr Fengshou Gu. Read more
Pengu Ji, " Kinetics and mechanisms of organic reactions in liquid ammonia"
School of Applied Sciences, supervised by Professor Mike Page, Professor John Atherton
Joint winners of the prize