Department of Social & Policy Sciences lecturer Dr Diana Teggi has been named the winner of British Science Award Lecturer for the Social Sciences. She will officially receive this accolade at the British Science Festival 2024 in September.

Each year the British Science Association selects seven early-career researchers from across the UK as Award Lecturers and celebrates their academic breakthroughs at the festival. The awards recognise pioneering research and support awardees to engage a non-specialist audience across a range of disciplines.

Diana, who re-joined the University of Bath in 2023 as a lecturer, conducted the research that led to the award during her PhD at Bath. ‘End of Life Care in Care Homes’, and the more recent publication ‘Anticipatory prescribing of injectable controlled drugs (ICDs) in care homes', explored the nuanced ways in which staff seek to reduce harm to residents, especially as they are identified as dying, with the aim of addressing the widespread stigma and misinformation about care in institutions.

Speaking about the award, Diana said:

I am delighted about the Award and the opportunity to sensitise many people about the challenges of supporting adults living in care homes as they reach the end of life.

As part of the award win, Diana will give a lecture based on her research at the British Science Festival 2024 in September. This will take place at the University of East London (UEL).

Diana teaches quantitative social science research methods across many of the Department of Social & Policy Sciences' undergraduate courses, and is a member of Bath’s Centre for Death & Society.