Durham PGR Poster Competition on 28 April

From infant safe-sleep boxes, females’ sexual abuse of children, visual distraction in the classroom and biodegradable polyurethanes to the EU’s imaginings of the Arctic and the orientation of Roman forts in Northern England, to name but a few, this is a chance for everybody to find out in a relaxed atmosphere about the research that postgraduates at Durham University do.

The event will be held at Clayport Library and will be open to the wider community. From school and college pupils thinking about future careers to members of the public interested in finding out what actually goes on at the University, everyone is welcome and everyone attending will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite poster.

10.00 am – 3.00pm – The competition will be open to the public throughout the day and researchers will be available as much as possible to discuss their posters with visitors and other entrants.

2.30 pm: Awarding of prizes by the Chancellor of Durham University, Sir Thomas Allen.

The judges will be drawn from a wide range of academic and non-academic backgrounds and there will also be an audience winner.


Haifaa Alabbad, School of Education: Does pupils’ attendance in school make a difference in academic attainment?

Eman Altuwaijri, School of Engineering and Computing Science: Supporting Ambulance Crews through Electronic Information Provision

Aisha Bismillah, Department of Chemistry: Shapeshifting Molecules as Chemical Sensors

Catherine Blackwell, Department of Chemistry: Biodegradable Polyurethanes

Hannah Bolt, Department of Chemistry: Developing peptidomimetics for the treatment of neglected diseases

Andrea Darling, School of Applied Social Sciences: Understanding females who sexually abuse children in organisational contexts

Emma Dobson, School of Education: Educator-student Communication in Sex & Relationship Education


Diana Gimenez-Ibanez, Department of Chemistry: Tuning peptoid structure by fluorine incorporation


Emily Grew, Department of Psychology:

Visual distraction in the primary school classroom


Elizabeth Hidson, School of Education: A study of teachers’ professional knowledge and pedagogical practices in planning Computing lessons


Alice-Amber Keegan, Department of Anthropology: Can Infant Safe Sleep boxes facilitate safe co-sleeping for both breast and formula feeding mothers?


Mika Laiho, Department of Geography: How the EU imagines the Arctic: Geographies of Carbon in Discourse and Practice


Sarah Metcalfe, School of Education: Masculinity and femininity – overcoming the gender battle to engage in sport


Wee Sing Ngu, School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health: Accuracy of Detection using Endocuff Optimisation of Mucosal Abnormalities – The ADENOMA Study


Nahid Rezwana, Department of Geography: Gendered impacts of disasters on accessibility to healthcare facilities in the coastal region of Bangladesh


Chunhua Shao, School of Education: Student Nurses’ Intercultural Experiences in Clinical Placement


Lara Siobhan Rebecca Small, Department of Physics: Mimicking Nature’s Machines: Making Synthetic Nanomotors


Lucy Smout Szablewska, Department of Geography: A Life’s Work: the transnational care practices and informal welfare networks of Polish workers in NE England


Andrew Tibbs, Department of Archaeology: Facing the Enemy: The Orientation of Roman forts in Northern Britain