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Images of Research 2021 winner announced

Date 12.05.2021

The Graduate School’s annual Images of Research competition brings research work carried out at the University of Northampton to life through a series of eye-catching images.

This year, twenty-four research-active staff and students from across the University submitted a unique image that captured an element of their research, along with a short summary for the competition.

Winner of the Judge’s choice, Jonathan Francis, showcased his research into ‘The reliability of manual ultrasonics in detecting internal corrosion in carbon steel pipework’, his striking image of a web of pipes evokes the sense of the health and safety challenges facing the oil and gas industry in terms of safe operation of assets in the UK energy supply chain. It was like an everyday snapshot that reveals how research is often hidden in plain sight, informing much of what we do and take for granted.

Jonathan Francis research poster

Adnan Haq and Bethany McTrustery, received highly commended mentions for their submissions by our judges, Drs Cathy Smith, and Craig Staff.

Adnan's research poster

Bethnay's research poster

The winner of the People’s Choice Award, as voted for by the UON research community, was Chin Guan Lim for ‘Is your business pennywise or pound foolish?’.

Chin's research poster

Dr Cathy Smith, Dean of Research, Impact and Innovation, said: “The creativity shown by our researchers is fabulous. Every Faculty was represented and the entries reflected a diverse range of research projects in a creative and thought provoking way. Images are are a great way to engage people in research, and they help non-specialists capture the essence of complex research projects in a clear and accessible way.”