YorkTalks 2020

Ever wondered about the breadth and depth of research going on at the University?

YorkTalks is the annual showcase of the University’s research. In bite-size 15 minute slots over four sessions, sixteen speakers explain and engage you about their research.  Come for one session or come for the day.

Subjects reflect the diversity and strength of the York research environment and include:

  • Is singing good for us?
  • Are modern hospital buildings making us sick?
  • How do we make robots safe?

Each session gives time for the audience to ask questions. Our speakers are invited from departments across all three Faculties, and include researchers from across the spectrum, from Early Career researcher to Professor.

YorkTalks 2020
Wednesday 8 January 2020
Ron Cooke Hub

9.00am – 5.15pm

PhD Spotlight

The day also features the PhD Spotlight Competition, where students exhibit their research and are available to answer questions. Prizes are awarded to the best exhibition pieces.

The finalists are:

Holly Brown, Department of Psychology
Beyond the eye: The consequences of sight loss on the brain.

Alexander Drayton, Department of Physics
Shining a light on disease: A new device for quick diagnostics.

Ian Foxley, Centre for Applied Human Rights, Department of Politics
The whistleblower dilemma: Why don’t more good people speak up about bad things?

Petronel Geyser, York Law School
Prosecuting the crime of terrorism financing

Jesse Hennekam, Hull York Medical School
A world of giants and dwarfs: The story of island evolution

James Killen , York Law School
Morality in adversity

Kristl Kirk, Department of Music
Decoding music learning with dyslexic students

Lyndsey Kramer, Department of Sociology
Latvian workers moving to Northern England: how to they find work and settle, and will they stay?

Bethany Suggett, Centre for Women’s Studies
Challenging the global taboo: Menstrual attitudes and experiences in England and Kenya

Evelyn Tan, Department of Computer Science
Teamwork makes the dream work: Building effective teams using digital games

Come along to find out more about the incredible diversity of York’s research community, and to take the opportunity to network with others and explore opportunities for collaboration.

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Christine Comrie

Student Communications Officer

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