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Olivia Maynard wins Tom Troscianko prize

3 July 2013

Olivia Maynard has won the 'The Troscianko Prize for Outstanding Excellence in Presenting Research' at this year’s School of Experimental Psychology annual conference.

Olivia Maynard has won the 'The Troscianko Prize for Outstanding Excellence in Presenting Research' at this year’s School of Experimental Psychology annual conference. This conference is an opportunity for postgraduate students in the School to discuss their research findings from the past year with fellow postgraduates and research staff.

Olivia gave a talk entitled ‘Examining the effectiveness of standardised cigarette packaging as a tobacco control strategy’ and as well as discussing the research findings of her PhD work, Olivia also discussed her post-PhD research plans.

The award is in memory of Tom Troscianko, a former member of academic staff in the School who died in 2011. The award was judged by the session chairs at the conference, who were members of staff in the School and the criteria for the award included not only excellence in research, but excellence in presentation of that research, something that Tom would have appreciated.

Jim Barnett, another PhD student in the School also won the award with a talk entitled ‘Distance dependent camouflage and aposematism’. Olivia and Jim will each be awarded a prize of £100, which will be presented along with a certificate at the postgraduate induction at the start of the new academic year.

Congratulations to both!

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