Thursday, 8 November 2012

“People at their best” wins photography competition

Professor John Senior, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), 
presenting Colleen Addicott with her award
Colleen Addicott’s photograph “People at their best” won the University’s Reflection on Research photography competition on Monday evening – and a £2000 cheque. The photo represents individuals jumping for joy, in whichever profession or career they find themselves.

As part of our sixty year anniversary celebrations, we invited all our research students to enter the photographic competition with an image that reflects their own research programme.

Colleen, an occupational psychologist, is currently doing a research degree at the University and is looking to develop a model to identify where people are at their best in work.

Colleen’s photograph, taken on a cloudy afternoon, shows the silhouettes of people jumping.  Each person carried a prop to represent their profession – a journalist with a pen and pad, a cook with a hat and spatula, a builder with a hammer and pliers, a wind turbine engineer with a mini turbine and a business consultant with a laptop.

Second prize was awarded to Joanna Denyer and the third prize was awarded jointly to Friedrich Newman and Peter Thain.

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