The competition, which ran in its third year challenged BU academics and students to capture the impact of their research in a single image. Researchers from across BU and all its faculties entered the competition.
Entries to the competition demonstrated some of the research taking place both here at BU and across the globe from forensic investigation, midwifery in Nepal, meeting the identity needs of older people and looked at repairing trust in the service sector. The competition saw an overwhelming response with close to 1,000 votes from BU staff, BU students and the wider BU community with Vice Chancellor Professor John Vinney congratulating the winners on 9 March in the Atrium Art Gallery.
Professor Vinney said: “It’s been brilliant to be able to announce the winners. There’s a great diversity of winners that really encapsulate the range and impact of research here at BU."
Below are your winners:
1st Place- “This is Me. I am Ron” by Chantel Cox
Chantel is a PhD student from the Faculty of Health and Social Science. She is looking at the cultural processes that underpin healthcare professionals meeting the identity needs of frail older people.
On winning first prize Chantel commented,
“It’s very exciting to win. It’s really good to get your research known about and out there in a different format. I’d like to use photography somehow in my research, so it’s really inspired me.”
2nd Place- (Bluebottle fly) by Christopher Dwen
Christopher who is a BU student, is a Forensic Research Assistant from the Faculty of Science & Technology. He’s been looking at the blood feeding activities of flies at crime scenes, as these can often be confounding. These patterns can help in instances of violent assaults.
3rd Place- by Samreen Ashraf
Samreen is a Lecturer in Marketing from the Faculty of Management. Samreen has been looking at the service sector and examining trust repair endeavours from various stakeholders’ perspective related to three different contexts: mis-selling financial services (e.g. PPI); HR issues in the retail sector (e.g. Sports Direct) and safety issues within the leisure sector (e.g. Alton Towers).
All entries from this year’s Research Photography Competition are currently being exhibited in the Atrium Art Gallery until 22 March.