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Global Winners 2016

Congratulations to this year’s Global Winners in the 25 categories of The Undergraduate Awards 2016 programme. We look forward to presenting you with your gold medals at the UA Global Summit in Dublin.


Art History, Music, Film & Theatre

From “Delightful” to “Barbarous”: The Decline in Canonic Writing and the Rise of Functional Harmony

Ming Wai Tai | University of Hong Kong


Built Environment

Stadtbildung-Bildungsstadt. The Transformation of Munich under Ludwig I of Bavaria (1786-1868)

Philipp Heckmann-Umhau | University of Cambridge



Momentum Strategies: Returns From Trend-Following, Data-snooping, and Market Efficiency

John Zhou | University of British Columbia


Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Exploring Organoboron Catalysis in the N-formylation of Amines and Development of a One-pot Pathway to Access Isonitriles

David Evans | University of Southampton


Classical Studies & Archaeology

Modern Appropriation of Past Material Culture: Fostering ‘Soft’ Nationalisms in Mediterranean Europe Through Meaning, Memory, and Identity

Alicia Núñez García | University of Edinburgh


Computer Science

Identifying Mood by Analysing Keystroke Dynamics

Tomas Higgins | Dublin Institute of Technology


Earth & Environmental Sciences

To Assess the Impact of the Bellawaddy River on the Microbiological Quality of the Bathing Waters of Enniscrone Beach, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Wayne Egan | Institute of Technology Sligo



Modeling the Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Labor Market Supply in the United States

Danielle Dobos | Stanford University



Comparing Cyberbullying Perpetration on Social Media between Primary and Secondary School Students

Angelica Ng | Nanyang Technological University



Development of Shape Memory Zirconia Particles and Powder Compacts

Sheng Rong Fang | Nanyang Technological University



The Diffusion of ‘Porcelaine des Indes’ in Eighteenth-Century France: from Lorient to Paris and beyond, 1720-1775

Emilia Antiglio | University of Warwick


Languages & Linguistics

Does developmental social pragmatic intervention for children with autism influence parent language use?

Mary Wang | Western University



The Enforcement Regime of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) under Chapter 7 of the Corporations Act: Reform Required

Jacqueline Williams | Australian National University


Life Sciences

Are Amyloid-Beta Mediated Degenerative Changes Dependent Upon Tau In A Novel Mouse Model Of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Sadaf Sohrabi | University of Edinburgh


Literature: English

“Too Many for the Jury”: Pip’s Multitudinous Narration

Naoise Dolan | Trinity College Dublin


Literature: Non-English

Jorge Luis Borges and Translation: A Comparative Study of Translated Borges Stories in English

Stephen Cox | Trinity College Dublin


Mathematics & Physics

The Role of Anisotropy in Nonlinear Elastic Models of Skin

Jamie Hargreaves | University of Manchester


Medical Sciences

Developing an Ultrasound Phantom Using 3D Printing for Practicing Minimally Invasive Intracardiac Procedures

Maniragav Manimaran | University College London


Nursing & Midwifery

Does the Utilisation and Knowledge of Fetal Movement Counting Interventions and ‘Kick Charts’ Enhance Maternal Awareness of Fetal Movement Patterns and Reduce Stillbirths in Pregnancies ≥28 Weeks’ Gestation?

Shauna Callaghan | University College Dublin



On the Interrelation between Phenomenology and Externalism

Ilpo Hirvonen | University of Helsinki


Politics & International Relations

Perverting the Panopticon: Feminism, Peace, and the prospect of a ‘new Totalitarianism’

Natalia Beghin | University of Manchester



Effects of Sleep on Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease

Tan Jun Liang Jonathan | Nanyang Technological University


Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies

Political Action from Spaces of Bare Life: Situating the Figure of the Refugee/Asylum Seeker in Power Analysis

Eoin O’Leary | Trinity College Dublin


Social Sciences: Social Policy

Critically Assess How Far ‘Lad Culture’ Can Be Perceived as an Example of a Moral Panic About Youthful Sexuality and Behaviour

Caroline Breeden | University of Leeds


Visual Arts & Design


Mohammed Sami Al Amili | Ulster University

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