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Postgraduate Research Showcase

16 June 2023

We are excited to announce the details of the inaugural Sheffield Hallam PGR Showcase.

This event is student led having been designed by PGRs for the PGR community and will comprise the Sheffield Hallam final of the three-minute thesis competition, presentations from PGR researchers, careers development workshop, PhD student panel and social activities.  The event will conclude with a prize giving ceremony for the PGR research presentations.

The showcase will take place in the Owen Building at City Campus on Friday 16 June 2023.


9:00 am - 9:30 amRegistration
9:30 am - 10:15 amWelcome and 3MT Final

Dareen Assaf (SERI) - Female Underrepresentation in Syrian University Senior-Leadership Positions: Perceptions, Barriers, and Enablers
Sarah Boyce (I2RI) - Tackling Infections after Joint Replacement Surgery: A Novel Implant Coating
Elysa Ioannou (HRI) - Optimising Physical Activity after Gestational Diabetes
Danielle Kilgour (SERI) - Sexual Harassment Between Young People: Identity, Culture, Pornography and Social Learning
Harry Saxton (I2RI) - Enhancing Cardiovascular Diagnosis through Personalised Model Parameterisation
Meet the Finalists
10:15 am - 11:30 amVerbal Presentations

Sarah Boyce (I2RI) - Antimicrobial Sol-Gel: A New Way Of Preventing Infections After Joint Replacement Surgery
Anita Rutendo Chonzi (HRI) - Exploring people living with dementia and care partners’ perceptions of sensory gardens
Abubakar Orisankoko (SERI) - Intelligent technologies and regulatory regime: Examining the fitness of hybrid research methodology in the legislation process
Stuart Estrella-Pinto (SERI) Living in the Moment - The Value of Immediacy and Acceptance within the PGR Experience

Session Organisers: Charlotte Boyd (I2RI) and Nnenna Onwuneme (I2RI)

Meet the Presenters
11:30 am - 11:45 amComfort break/Refreshments Please bring a reusable cup with you.
11:45 am - 1:00 pmMy Journey to a PhD Panel Session

Charlotte Boyd (I2RI)
Chukwumaobi Ibe (SERI)
Erin Lawlor (I2RI)
Nnenna Onwuneme (I2RI)
Samantha Welfare (HRI)

Session Organisers: Yasmine Ezzeddine (I2RI) and Amberlie Baker
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmLunch and Networking Please bring a reusable cup with you.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmSocial Activities:

Board Games - There will be the opportunity to chat and meet other students and play board games.
Session Organiser: Oluwaferanmi Adeyemo (SERI)

Walk and Talk
There will be the opportunity to chat and meet other students and to enjoy the sunshine* in the Peace Gardens (*not guaranteed)
Session Organiser: Laura Tucker (SERI)

There will be the opportunity to chat and meet other students and to try Pilates.
Session Organiser: Márjory Da Costa Abreu (Staff I2RI)
3:00 pm - 3:45 pmPoster Session

Anita Chonzi (HRI) - Exploring people living with dementia and care partners’ perceptions of sensory gardens
Stuart Estrella-Pinto (SERI) - Exploring Walk and Talk Therapy in the Pragmatic Mainstream
Zoe Thurtle (SERI) - Creation and Evaluation of New Stimuli (Affective Emotional Expressions) Derived from Artworks

Additional Presenters TBC

Session Organisers: Charlotte Oliver (SERI) and Zoe Rodgers (SERI)
3:45 pm - 4:00 pmComfort break/Refreshments Please bring a reusable cup with you.
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmCareer Development Workshop

The session is an opportunity to find out more about the job market - what sectors and areas of the UK are recruiting. You'll have the chance to consider the skills developed during your time in research and how to sell these to employers as well as broadly identifying what your career options are both in and outside of academia.

Session Facilitator: Leanne Loosemore, Senior Employability Adviser
4:45 pm - 5:00 pmPrizes and Closing

This event is open to all PGRs across the university, and we would also encourage staff involved in supporting PGRs to attend (eg PGRTs, HoRDs, Supervisors, RI admin teams).

The showcase aims to bring the Sheffield Hallam PGR community together to hear about the variety of research activity being undertaken and to give an opportunity to build relationships with staff and peers in an informal environment.

PGR Showcase Organising Committee – Oluwaferanmi Adeyemo, Charlotte Boyd, Yasmine Ezzeddine, Charlotte Oliver, Nnenna Onwuneme, Zoe Rodgers and Laura Tucker



16 June 2023


City Campus


Sheffield Hallam Doctoral School
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