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.

Recent winners

Recent winners

11/12

Dr William Solomon Marshall

Title of PhD thesis: The creation of Yorkshireness: Cultural identities in Yorkshire c.1850-1918

Award Date: 29 November 2011

School of Music, Humanities and Media, supervised by Professor Paul Ward and Professor Keith Laybourn 

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

School of Education and Professional Development, supervised by Dr Helen Jones and Dr Martyn Walker

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

School of Music, Humanities and Media, supervised by Professor Keith Laybourn and Professor Paul Ward

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

 

10/11

Mr Colin Tucker

Title of MPhil thesis "Character, Ground and Contradiction in my Recent Music"

Award Date: 19 May 2011

School of Music, Humanities and Media, supervised by Dr Aaron Cassidy and Dr Bryn Harrison

Dr Richard James Glover

Title of thesis: "Music of Sustained Tones"

Award Date: 13 December 2010

School of Music, Humanities and Media, supervised by Dr Bryn Harrison and Dr Aaron Cassidy

Mr Timothy McCormack

Title of MPhil thesis:" Instrumental Mechanism and Physicality as Compositional Resources"

Award Date: 1 December 2010

School of Music, Humanities and Media, supervised by Dr Aaron Cassidy and Professor Liza Lim

Dr Paulina Elisabet Sundin

Title of thesis: "Re-inventing Harmony in Electroacoustic Music"

Award Date: 24 November 2010

School of Music, Humanities & Media, supervised by Dr Monty Adkins and Dr Pierre-Alexandre Tremblay

 

09/10

Dr Carole Irene Wright

Title of thesis: "Men and Their Interventions in Violence Against Women: Developing an Institutional Ethnography"

Award Date: 4 December 2009

School of Human & Health Sciences, supervised by Professor Jeff HearnProfessor Nigel PartonProfessor Valerie Bryson

Dr Nicholas Alan Williams

Title of thesis: "Strategies of postminimalism in my recent music"

Award Date: 12 November 2009

School of Music, Humanities & Media, supervised by Dr Bryn HarrisonProfessor Michael RussProfessor Michael Clarke

08/09

Dr Shuming Yang

Title of thesis: "A novel chip interferometry system for on-line surface measurements"

Award Date: 18 August 2009

School of Computing & Engineering, supervised by Professor X JiangProfessor Liam BluntDr K Wang

Dr Alison Marie Rodriguez

Title of Thesis: "'We are here for a good time not a long time: Being and caring for a child with a life-limiting condition'"

Award Date: 20 February 2009

School of Human and Health Sciences, supervised by Professor Nigel King

 

07/08

Dr Meyer Xiao

Title of Thesis: "Children's experience of the rituals of schooling: A case study"

Award Date: 5 June 2008

School of Education and Professional Development, supervised by Professor Mark Halstead and Professor Cedric Cullingford

Dr Maha Sabah Salman Al-Zubaidi

Thesis Title: "The sustainability potential of traditional architecture in the Arab world - with reference to domestic buildings in the UAE"

Award Date: 8 October 2007

School of Art, Design and Architecture, supervised by Mr Richard Fellows and Mr Richard Nicholls

 

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.

Recent Winners

2012

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

2011 winner

Pengu Ji, " Kinetics and mechanisms of organic reactions in liquid ammonia"

School of Applied Sciences, supervised by Professor Mike Page, Professor John Atherton

2010 winners

Joint winners of the prize

Miss Stacey Roche, "The Social Identity of Older Workers in the Stigmatised Restaurant Sector: a Social Constructionist Approach"

School of Applied Sciences, supervised by Dr Andrew JenkinsProfessor Colin Bamford and Dr Eleanor Davies

Mr Jafar Ali, "A Study of Warm Water Discharge into British Waterways Canals"

School of Computing and Engineering, supervised by Dr John David FieldhouseDr Chris Talbot and Dr Rakesh Mishra

2009 winner

Mr Haydn Martin, "Investigations into a Multiplexed Fibre Interferometer for on-line Nanoscale, Surface Metrology"

School of Computing and Engineering, supervised by Professor Jane Jiang and Professor Liam Blunt

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