WISERD 2013 conference: PhD prize competition

This year’s WISERD Annual conference was held at the University of South Wales on 25th & 26th June 2013. The conference was a great success with nearly 150 delegates and over 80 papers presented, cementing the event as the largest social science conference in Wales.  Academics and non-academics from a diverse range of disciplines and areas of interest shared their research at the two-day event. 

For the first time, in collaboration with the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre, a prize was awarded to the best PhD Student Poster. The £200 prize was sponsored by the Learned Society of Wales, and the competition judged by three Fellows of the Society – Professor Gareth Rees, Professor David Blackaby and Professor Ian Rees Jones.

The winning poster was by Amy Jones, a Human Geography PhD candidate from Swansea University, for her poster on ‘Walking Wales’. Amy’s research focuses on the physical act of walking the recently completed Wales Coastal Path (WCP) and investigates ways in which experiences of the WCP are understood, felt and sensed through the bodily actions and performance of walking.