This will take place on Wednesday 30 June 2021, 12:15 – 2.00pm on Microsoft Teams Live.

The Peter Troughton Research Staff Prize is an annual award for a postdoctoral member of research staff for outstanding performance in their duties, recognising the important contribution that research staff make to the University. At this event, the four finalists of this year's prize will present their research in front of a panel of judges who will decide on the winner in a recess. The audience will be invited back at 1.55pm to hear the announcement of the winner.

This year's finalists are:

Dr Olivia Brown, School of Management ‘Exploring right-wing extremism in online spaces: Can we use digital data to predict offline action’

Dr Richard Jackson, Department of Mechanical Engineering ‘Jet Engines: Staying Cool Under Pressure: How the same physical principles of hurricanes can be used to design the next generation of efficient aircraft engines’

Dr Jennifer Maher, Department for Health ‘Improving Health and Quality of Life in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury’

Dr Lukas Wolf, Department of Psychology ‘How shared values and the presence of children shape positive societal outcomes’