Department of Psychology

Psychology student wins Ede and Ravenscroft Prize for outstanding original research

Fri May 29 14:14:00 BST 2015

Psychology student Tara Cheetham has won the Ede and Ravenscroft Prize for outstanding original research following her competition presentation 'Learning to cope under pressure: manipulating stress and exploring resilience in children'.

The Ede and Ravenscroft Prize was established in 1991 in order to recognise outstanding original research by a postgraduate research student.

This year’s competition saw an exceptional range of nominations from nine academic Departments, and five finalists were invited to give a short presentation of their research to the Prize Committee at an open invitation event in the Graduate Centre on 20 May.

The prize committee consisted of:

  • Professor Jane Millar, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research (Chair);
  • Professor Gary Lock, Deputy Head of Department, Faculty of Engineering and Design;
  • Professor Sue Wonnacott, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, Faculty of Science.

The presentations were all of a very high standard and the judges commented that Tara Cheetham had best managed to engage and connect with the audience, by conveying her excitement for research.