Overall & Programme Winners 2015

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Overall Winners

Thomas Buisson

City University London

Business

The Prominence of Hedge Fund Activism: The Impact of Agency Cost Reduction and Other Strategies on Target Company Share Price Performance

Ying Kai Loh

Nanyang Technological University

Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Capturing a Dicationic Phosphorus Mononitride Containing a P=N Double Bond

Li Sou

Durham University

Classical Studies & Archaeology

New Light on Colour: a study of polychromy on Neo-Assyrian reliefs

Aleksejs Sazonovs

University of St Andrews

Computer Sciences

A Metapopulation Model for Predicting the Success of Genetic Control Measures for Malaria

Katelin Hanson

University of Edinburgh

Earth & Environmental Sciences

An evaluation of the offshore wind power potential utilizing WindFloat technology in Coos Bay, Oregon

Rui Shi

Durham University

Economics

Income Inequality and Economic Growth - an investigation

Jane Hutchison

Western University

Education

Bringing Neuroscience to the Classroom: A Case for the Value of Mind, Brain and Education

Kam Sen Hao

Nanyang Technological University

Engineering & Built Environment

Design and Fabrication of 3D Printed Car for the Shell Eco Marathon Asia Competition in Battery Electric Urban Concept Category

Joshua Feinzig

Yale University

Gender Studies & Anthropology

Black Performativity, Unabashed Reflexivity, and Reclaiming the Public Sphere: An Evaluation of Emporia State’s Victory at the 2013 U.S. Collegiate National Debate Tournament

Edward Davies

University of Edinburgh

History

A Regime of Censorship? The British Foreign Office, The Political Intelligence Department and News of the Final Solution, 1942-1943

Ronan O’Brien

Princeton University

Languages & Linguistics

Opportunity Be Knockin’: Race and Invariant Be in Hip-Hop Language

Matilda Gillis

Australian National University

Law

No Peace for Women

Hana Sedlackova

Masaryk University

Life Sciences

Role Of Recq4 Protein In Recombination And Dna Repair - Updated Version

Melissa Alexander

University of Strathclyde

Literature 1710-Present

The Phenomenology of Space in Literary Representation: The Experience of Presence and Perception

Michelle Harder

Western University

Literature Pre-1710

"As lauce leues of pe boke": Cleanness and the Perils of Vernacular Reading

Eilidh Johnston

University of St Andrews

Mathematics & Physics

DNA Assisted Fabrication of 3D Metamaterials

Carolina Are

City University London

Media & Journalism

Journalists’ Twitter coverage of the death of Margaret Thatcher

Conor MacDonald

University of St Andrews

Medical Sciences

A Computational Validation of MRI as a Surveillance Tool for Vascular Access in End-Stage Renal Disease

Claire Dillon

Northwestern University

Music, Film, Theatre & Art History

Empty Space and Identity Politics in the Work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Negation, Creative Reinterpretation, and Visual Rhyme

Marianne White

University of Dundee

Nursing & Midwifery

Does the provision of evidence based information or decision aids versus usual care for healthy pregnant women with previous caesarean deliveries increase the number of vaginal births in subsequent pregnancies?

Weng Kin San

Australian National University

Philosophy & Theology

Public Reason, Coercion, and Harm

Vincent Förster

University of St Andrews

Politics & International Relations

Of Weight Loss, Stupidity and the Eurovision Song Contest – Humour as a Challenge to Dominant Interpretations of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Violent Past

Dayton Leow

Nanyang Technological University

Psychology

Age-related Changes in Relational Encoding

Ruth Murphy

Trinity College Dublin

Social Sciences

Revelations of an anti-Genesis: the Muselmann, Primo Levi and Viktor Frankl

Megan Falconer

University of Dundee

Visual Arts & Design

Unexpected Surfaces

Programme Winners

Orla Byrne

National College of Ireland

Business

‘Widening union recognition and collective bargaining would do more to tackle low pay and poor work than legal regulation’. Discuss with reference to the reform of the JLC system.

Daniel Kelly

Trinity College Dublin

Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Characterisation of post-mortem electrodes using electron microscopy

Jonathan O’Rourke

National University of Ireland, Galway

Classical Studies & Archaeology

Self and the Other: The Construction of Barbarian Identity in Antiquity

Deirdre Corr

Dublin Institute of Technology

Computer Sciences

Karen O’Neill

University College Cork

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Margaritifera margaritifera in lake habitats

Rónán O’Connor

Trinity College Dublin

Economics

Unexpected Expectations: An Investigation of the Socioeconomic Factors that influence Parental Academic Expectations for their Child

Sinéad Gaffney

St. Angela’s College of Education, Sligo

Education

The Home Economics Teacher as Leader within the School Community: A Reflection

Mark Boland

Dundalk Institute of Technology

Engineering & Built Environment

An Assessment of Seawall Overtopping at Blackrock Strand

Anna Poloni

Queen’s University Belfast

Gender Studies & Anthropology

Is acceptance of a biological basis to behavioural differences between men and women compatible with a feminist political stance?

Pamela Holmes

Trinity College Dublin

History

A View From the Skies: An Examination of the Development of Civil Aviation in Ireland in the 1930s.

Niamh McShane

Trinity College Dublin

Languages & Linguistics

Moral Law in the works of Anselm Kiefer' What moral questions does Anselm Kiefer raise in his work and how does he explore the function and reasoning of human morality in relation to the holocaust?

Yewhoan Hong

Trinity College Dublin

Law

Rewarping the constitutional orbit: the Bohr model of contemporary socio-legal world

Dylan Ryan

University College Dublin

Life Sciences

Role Of Recq4 Protein In Recombination And Dna Repair - Updated Version

Cian O’Connor

University College Cork

Literature 1710-Present

Some Aspects of the Grotesque in the Short Fiction of Flannery O'Connor

Aedamar Kirrane

University College Dublin

Literature Pre-1710

The Dialectic of Silence in Chaucer's The House of Fame.

Cleo Harvey

Dublin City University

Mathematics & Physics

Characterisation of Metal Nanoparticles for Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)

Giulia Luzi

Dublin City University

Media & Journalism

Hugo Chávez and the media' How was the media used to influence public opinion on Chávez and his government?

Aisling McHugh

Trinity College Dublin

Medical Sciences

The Immunomodulatory Activities of Metformin

Matthew Malone

Trinity College Dublin

Music, Film, Theatre & Art History

A New Dialogue: Angels In America and Reclaiming the American Theatre

Veronica Mariz Pinto Scalco

Trinity College Dublin

Nursing & Midwifery

Patients’ Views of Bedside Handover in Hospital: A Literature Review

Adam Gibbons

University College Dublin

Philosophy & Theology

Making Sense of the Sceptic: The Limits of Ordinary Language Responses to Scepticism

Evie Smith

Queen’s University Belfast

Politics & International Relations

Refugee Camps: A critical analysis of the ethics and power relations involved in these spaces and the effect of temporality.

Katarzyna Rejkiewicz

Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology

Psychology

The perceptions of creativity among video game players: A qualitative approach

Camilla Devereux

University of Sussex

Social Sciences

How might the growth of hip-hop culture reflect the experience of contemporary urban life?

Rachel Doolin

Cork Institute of Technology

Visual Arts & Design

Promethean Illusions

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