PhD students deliver presentations on Research Day


GCU London held its annual Research Day on Thursday 4th July. With the event opened by Dr Bipasha Ahmed, seven of our PhD students delivered ten minute presentations on their research area. An exciting variety of topics were covered ranging from ‘Challenging Structural Inequalities through Action Research’, to ‘UN Sustainable Development Goals in Climate Risk Exposures’.

As well as discussing their previous research, GCU London’s Researchers Marta Mojarrieta, Ahalya Bala and Gregory White also presented on our year-long FinWell research project run in conjunction with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity. The project, led by Dr Olga Biosca aims to looks at the link between people’s financial lives and their health.

A competition was then held for the audience to vote for the Best Presentation Award and Best Poster Award. Congratulations to:

  • First place – Kennedy Sigodo (Using Delphi Technique: Opportunities and Challenges)
  • Runner-up – Abdulla Alshaikh (The Response to Emerging Security Threats in the MENA Region Post-Arab Spring)
  • Best Poster – Jose Vinevala (Livestock Farming in the Era of Climate Change – how Southern Angolan Pastoralists are coping with the Impacts of Drought)

The day was rounded off with ‘World Café’ run by Dr Dane Lukic – a relaxed afternoon encouraging the sharing of contemporary research topics over drinks and snacks.

We hope everyone had an enjoyable day and was able to take away something from the discussions and fantastic presentations delivered!


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