Congratulations to our two PhD poster prizewinners at Whitaker Institute Research Day

Mr Tom Gillespie receiving 1st prize from Prof Alan Ahearne

Mr Tom Gillespie receiving 1st prize from Prof Alan Ahearne

Congratulations to the two PhD poster prizewinners at the recent Whitaker Institute Research Day, which took place on 6th April.

Tom Gillespie (SEMRU) won the best PhD poster prize for his poster ‘Picture or Playground: Valuing Costal Amenities’, and Eoin Cullina (Agile and Open Innovation (LERO)), won the second prize for his PhD poster ‘Crowdsourcing Practices Framework for Scientific Research Funding Agencies.’

Speaking about Mr Gillespie’s poster, the judges, Dr Edel Doherty (Discipline of Economics) and Dr Paul O’Connor (School of Medicine), explained that what was most interesting was the novel combination of data from and mapping software/data, in order to ascertain which houses had a sea view.

For the second place poster, the judges again praised the enthusiasm and interest that the presenter had for the research. They noted that it is clear that funding bodies want to involve the public in the decision-making around funding decisions, and emphasized that Mr Cullina’s research seemed to be a great attempt to examine how this could be achieved in a systematic and feasible way.