Each year we invite Bath-based research staff, postgraduate students and academics to submit an original image that encapsulates the message of a piece of University research that can make a difference to society.
All photographs are then displayed in an annual Images of Research exhibition, where members of the public can vote for their favourites.
Dr Sally Adams submitted a powerful image entitled 'Misery Loves Company' to represent research by MSc Health Psychology student Maddie Freeman, and was highly commended in the 'Best Description' category. Sally's one of Maddie's supervisors, along with the Department of Psychology's Professor Chris Griffin and Dr Paula Smith.
Maddie's research explored student drinkers' conceptualisations and experiences of alcohol-induced hangovers; her findings indicated that students view hangovers as contributing to social bonding. It's a continuation of group socialising and includes reminiscing about the drunken activities of the night before.
Dr Adams' image effortlessly reflected students' reports of 'suffering together', as recognised by the award.