2019 Participants

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Agatha Chu

  • MBBS
  • How does hearing loss contribute to cognitive decline?

Anna Kalish, Katie Berry, Hannah Cowie, Anya Hawkins and Lucy McAdam

  • BSc (Hons) Geography / BSc (Hons) Physical Geography
  • Newcastle Greenland Expedition 2019

Meilin Song

  • BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering
  • Learning from trees: do we get dirtier air in the Winter time because trees shed their leaves?

Jennifer McFarlane, Lauren Barnes, Lydia Crabtree and Alex Lowe

  • BSc & MSci Biology (Ecology and Conservation) / BSc Applied Plant Science
  • Newcastle University Peru Expedition 2019: Investigating the Flora and Fauna of Manu National Park

James English, Megan Picken, David Warnes and Harry Williams

  • BSc (Hons) Geography/ BSc (Hons) Physical Geography
  • Newcastle University Russia Expeditions 2019: Reconstructing environmental conditions in the Sayan Mountains, Siberia, Russia.

Kemi Adediran

  • BA (Hons) Media, Communication & Cultural Studies
  • Race, Place and Memory

Sharmin Ahmed

  • MBBS
  • Exploring the relationship between early childhood adversity, linguistics and mental health disorders

Mohammed Ahmar Ali

  • BA (Hons) Sociology
  • From Rap to Trap

Keaan Amin

  • MBBS
  • Can Machine Learning Identify Patients with iAMP21, a High Risk of Tumour Relapse Subtype of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia?

Elliot Aspery

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • The Impact of Antibiotic Use On Microbial Behaviour During Urinary Tract Infection Associated Clinical Trials

Sam Bailey

  • BA (Hons) English Literature
  • When is pornography not pornography? A new approach to Love Letters between a late nobleman and the famous Mr Wilson (1723)

Kirsten Baillie

  • MSci Biomedical Sciences
  • Biological roles of Type VII substrate proteins in Staphylococcus aureus

Alfie Baines

  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Statistics
  • Historic unsolved cipher: Kryptos

Henry Baker

  • MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering
  • Investigating the fluidisation and behaviour of dry cohesive powders in axially rotating drums.

Jo Baker

  • BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Sciences
  • Early speech and language: A comparison of outcomes for children with cleft palate with and without Robin Sequence (RS)

Jenny Banton

  • BA (Hons) History and Archaeology
  • Feminising the Orient: The Use of Chinese Wallpaper in 18th and 19th English Country Houses

Laura Barlow

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with Professional Placement
  • To Further Investigate the Reliability and Acceptability of the CsCOT in the Early Years as a Tool for Supporting the Oral Language Classroom Environment

Louise Baxandall

  • Msci Biomedical Genetics
  • Targeting the WIP1/PPM1D Oncoprotein for potentiation of p53-dependent therapies in neuroblastoma

Ella Bending

  • BA (Hons) Media, Communication & Cultural Studies
  • “Breaking up and being dumped”: Exploring young men, masculinity and partner initiated relationship dissolution on digital platforms

Felix Bijoy

  • BSc (Hons) Pharmacology
  • Investigating chronic inflammation as a driver of pain following total knee replacement

George Blackwell

  • BA (Hons) Ancient History and Archaeology
  • She’s Got It: A Comparison of Personal Ornamentation between Gravettian ‘Venus’ Figurines and Burials

Joshua Bonacorsi

  • Bsc (Hons) Biochemistry
  • Role of de novo mutations in genetic male infertility

Odeta Bondarevaite

  • BSc (Hons) Biochemistry
  • Altered association of RAB39B with pathological protein aggregates in idiopathic neurodegenerative disease

David Bradford

  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry
  • Synthesis and Characterisation of DNA Component Nanomaterials from Silver/Gold/Copper nanoparticles.

Philippa Mcleod-Brown

  • MArch Architecture
  • Hygrospores: programming hygromorphic bacteria for architectural applications

Netanya Aarabi Canagarajah

  • MBBS
  • Does mitochondrial dysfunction in skeletal muscle stem cells drive sarcopenia in people ageing with HIV?

Ian Rye-Carriegas

  • BSc (Hons) Physics
  • Investigating the effects of solar intensity on ionic conductivity in lead iodide perovskite thin films.

Laura Chambers

  • BSc (Hons) Speech & Language Sciences
  • Storytelling after right-sided stroke: Using real-time speech measures to identify the deficit

Stephen Chan

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • Comparison of matrix deposition and biomechanical responses in tissue engineered cartilage model of musculoskeletal ageing

Jeremy Jie En Cheong

  • MBBS
  • Evaluation of an anatomy education MOOC

Ugo Chira

  • BSc (Hons) Economics
  • The socio-economic effects of gentrification by studentification in UK cities: the case of Newcastle upon Tyne and Durham

Hong Hong Chong

  • MBBS (NUMed Malaysia)
  • The importance of mitochondrial DNA population variation in the expression of mtDNA mutations

Rebecca Chungath

  • MBBS
  • Understanding the relationship between muscle energetics and physical performance in older people – analysis of data from the ALFIE randomised controlled trial

Alex Coburn

  • BSc (Hons) Pharmacology
  • Discovering a new drug to treat Renal Disease

Anastasia Cockerill

  • BA (Hons) Architecture
  • The development of a mycelium based functionally graded material

Daniel Codd

  • BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering
  • Intensified carbon capture using adsorption with potential uses in industry

Joseph Crafton

  • MBBS
  • Designing and developing robust digital resources and assessment tools to enhance and test the short- and long-term retention of complex anatomical knowledge across the healthcare sciences.

Levi Croom

  • BA Combined Honours
  • How far we have come! : Can contemporary international relations theories explain the actions of the Greek city state actors in the ancient world?

Sarah Cudworth

  • BSc (Hons) Physiological Sciences
  • Collection, analysis and presentation of ‘real life’ physiological data for use in teaching, engagement and outreach activities to promote Newcastle University and enhance student’s learning

Charlotte Cummings

  • MChem with Hons in Chemistry
  • Developing new OLED technology: An investigation into Excition-Plasmon coupling

Brigid Davidson

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • Memorising chromatin structure in mitosis

James Davidson

  • BSc (Hons) Earth Science
  • The Daily Grind: Glaciers and ice sheets as pressurized mechanochemical reactors

Isabella Davies

  • MBBS
  • Improving Health Promotion for Childhood Cancer Survivors in Long-Term Follow-Up Care

Zoe Dunnett

  • BSc (Hons) Biology (Ecology and Conservation)
  • Determining and comparing levels of herbivory across planted, ecologically restored and pristine mangrove forests in Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia

Jake Elliot

  • BSc (Hons) Physiological Sciences
  • Building a library of engagement and teaching material based on ‘real life’ physiological data to promote Newcastle University and enhance student’s learning

Rowan English

  • BA (Hons) Archaeology
  • Buried antiques: examining the reuse of objects and landscape features in Anglo-Saxon conversion period burials

William Fostier

  • MBBS
  • Effects of incremental doses of high-nitrate beetroot juice on health outcomes in overweight and obese older subjects: a qualitative assessment of the key strengths and weaknesses of the study

Thomas Foy

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • Investigating the role of INO80 chromatin remodeler in metabolism in S.cerevisiae

Chloe Frost

  • MSci Biomedical Sciences
  • Investigating how the dysregulation of autophagy, leads to abnormalities in heart development and disease

Rahul Gogi

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • Expression of Inversion in the developing mouse and human heart

Sarah Goode

  • BA (Hons) Modern Languages, Translating and Interpreting
  • Mapping the Global Translations of Simone de Beauvoir’s Le Deuxième Sexe (1949)

Leo Nelki Gopfert

  • BA Combined Honours (With Year Abroad)
  • Refugees in Japan

Sophie Graham

  • MBBS
  • Optimisation of viral transfection in rodent cortical cells

Jack Griffiths

  • MPhys Physics
  • Metastability in a prototype atomtronic circuit

Justina Grigalyte

  • BSc (Hons) Pharmacology
  • Carboxylic acid drugs and chemicals – investigating their potential to trigger idiosyncratic liver injury and an auto-immune liver disease

Nurul Asyiqin Mohamed Halim

  • MBBS (NUMed Malaysia)
  • Influence on Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) Following Cancer: A Literature Review

Sophie Handson

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • Reverse genetic analysis of the bacterial helicase loader protein DnaI

Glen Hebberd

  • MChem with Hons in Chemistry
  • Title of project: Fluorescent Phosphonium Salts as Triple-Function Cell Imaging Probes

Melie Hide

  • MChem with Hons in Medicinal Chemistry
  • Mapping reactive residues on proteins using electrophilic Fraglites

Chang Wang Hei

  • BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance
  • Corporate Innovation in the future

Abdelrahman Hekal

  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
  • Software Development for a prototype air jet indenter for use in optical coherence elastography of soft matter

Rosie Hutton

  • MChem Chemistry with Study Abroad
  • The Design and Synthesis of Triple Function Probes of Mitochondrial Disease

Yik Roy Hwang

  • MBBS (NUMed Malaysia)
  • MedEx-UK: A feasibility study exploring the effects of a Mediterranean diet (MD) and physical activity intervention for the prevention of dementia

Emma Jackson

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • Investigating in vitro the adherence of Proteus mirabilis clinical isolates to bladder cells

Jason Ting Siong Kai

  • MBBS (NUMed Malaysia)
  • Modulation of Motor Pathway Using Loud Sounds and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Sukhmani Kaur

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • An investigation of the function of NF-κB p52 Ser222 phosphorylation using CRISPR/Cas9 engineered cell lines

Isabelle Kenningham

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art
  • Drawing as Activation and Recovering the Family Photograph

Jessica Knaggs

  • BSc (Hons) Geography
  • The development and application of a new tool for measuring wood debris and macro-plastic fluxes in river channels.

Shiv Kolhe

  • MBBS
  • In vitro immunofluorescence imaging of sarcoma cells for potential targeted fluorescence-guided surgery

Rhiannon Lamb

  • BSc (Hons) Marine Biology
  • Analysing humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) population dynamics and regional migration patterns of breeding substock C1 using song characteristics

Eliza Lee

  • BA (Hons) Music
  • Post-Tonal Pathways: From Analysis to Understanding

Nikita Lewis

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • Optimising Immunotherapy using STING Agonist

Yijun Lin

  • MSci Biomedical Sciences
  • Developing Immunotherapy for Cervical Cancer

Ross MacDonald

  • MPhys Physics with Hons
  • Large area deposition of printable electronics

Jacob Marvin and Philipp Rethwisch

  • BA (Hons) Archaeology
  • Stones and pots along the East African coast: Digital recording and conservation of East African Archaeology

Phillippa Louise Greenhalgh-Maychell

  • Msci Biomedical Sciences
  • Validating a Quantitative Readout of ER-stress Suitable for High-Throughput Drug Screening

Ethan McGuigan

  • MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering
  • Gas Marble Production

Mhairi McBride

  • BSc (Hons) Biochemistry
  • Determination of TIAR foci as an indicator of replication stress for potential ATR inhibitor-induced cytotoxicity in cancer therapy

Abigail Rebecca Middlemas

  • BA (Hons) English Language
  • An ethnographic study covering engagement with pleasure reading by a group of adult learners of English as a second language

Bethany Milburn

  • BA (Hons) Archaeology
  • Bound to the staff: An investigation of seiðr and Viking “witches” in the archaeological record of early medieval Scandinavia

George Harvey Morritt

  • MPhys Physics with Hons
  • Investigating hole transport in organic semiconductor layers of perovskite solar cells

Abbi Mullins

  • MChem (Hons) Chemistry
  • ‘Zinc-ing’ to the future: Investigating OLED materials from Zinc PMO’s

Raab Mujarrab

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • Role of p31Comet Phosphorylation in Regulating the Mitotic Checkpoint Silencing in Human Cancer Cells.

Elle McWilliam

  • BSc Hons Speech & Language Science
  • Spoken production in people with aphasia: what do individuals view as important?

Thuvina Aruku Naidi

  • MBBS (NUMed Malaysia)
  • Investigating the effect of compounds on mitochondrial biogenesis

Gayathri Rajesh Nair

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Genetics
  • The Role and Regulation of lncRNA NEAT1 in Vascular Inflammation

Elliot Noble

  • MBBS
  • Exploring the activity of deiodinase 2 in the human prostate stem cell niche & the implications for prostate carcinogenesis

Pihla Numminen

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • The Role of PM20D1 in Longevity

Kelly-Rose O'Reilly

  • MSci Biomedical Sciences
  • Mecillinam resistance mediated by overproduction of peptidoglycan endopeptidases

Shalman Jesse Ngozi Ojukwu

  • MEng (Hons) Electronics and Computer Engineering with Industrial Project
  • Designing Pervasive AI Hardware using Tsetlin Machines

Emma Packer

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • Pilot study to assess the potential clinical value of adapting sleep management on psychiatric wards across Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Phong Yen Wen (Nicole)

  • MBBS (NUMed Malaysia)
  • Effect of electrical stimulation on brain activity and reaction time in young and older adults

Clara Harrison-Place

  • Bsc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • Effects of vitamin D status on methylation of WNT pathway-related genes in the context of colorectal cancer

Mary Niamh Podmore

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • A Systematic Review of the Perceived Barriers and Facilitators to Physical Activity in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Jodi Grace Reeve

  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
  • Developing next-generation plasma actuators to tame the turbulence flowing over aerodynamic vehicles

Marianne Richards

  • BSc Hons Biomedical Sciences
  • Validating novel candidate disease-causing mutations identified by whole exome sequencing in primary immunodeficiency

Megan Rigby

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • Title of project: Optimisation of Basescope probes for the detection of androgen receptor and its AR-V7 splice variant in prostate cancer tissue

Antony Rose

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • Investigation into the role of ADAMTS9 in primary cilia structure / function

Sophie Russell

  • MSci Biomedical Sciences
  • Pathophysiology of Exercise Intolerance in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Gunkavee Saengkrajang

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • Assessing the link between reading/writing direction and perception of the corridor illusion

Dejan Samardzhiev

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Software Engineering)
  • Autonomous Vehicle Navigation with Collaborative Diffusion for City Congestion Control

Mary-Chelsea Chong-San

  • MSc Biomedical Sciences
  • Developing novel fluorescent CRISPR approaches for understanding androgen receptor biology in prostate cancer

Ruby Scarlett

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with Professional Placement
  • Seizure freedom: the importance of structure-function coupling

Bailey Schwab

  • BA (Hons) Politics & History
  • Thatcher’s Legacy in the North East: A Case Study of Three Initiatives

Keval Sidphura

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • Parvalbumin interneuron vulnerability in dementia with Lewy bodies

George Selwyn Sharpe

  • BA (Hons) History
  • Memories of the Treatment of Alcohol Addiction in relation to the North East in the 1980s and 90s

Yige Sima

  • Msci Biomedical Sciences
  • Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and post-GWAS analysis of studies of liver disease

Max Stenberg

  • MPhys Physics with Hons
  • Two photon inscription of sub-wavelength optical waveguides

Charlotte Stephenson

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • The use of FISH technique to look into chromosomal realignment in bone marrow cells from patients with leukaemia

Luke Stewart

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with Professional Placement
  • Café Community: A qualitative investigation of a unique peer-support group

Katie Stienlet

  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
  • The effectiveness of developing player specific proprioception training programs in an attempt to prevent ankle injuries in high level basketball

Yu Heng Brian Tan

  • MBBS (NUMed Malaysia)
  • Changes in spinal connections by descending pathways with ageing

Iona Tatham

  • MBBS
  • Process and Outcomes Evaluation of Smartphone Applications for Bipolar Disorder: A Scoping Review

Harriet Todd

  • BSc (Hons) Biology
  • Nocturnal photosynthesis and how to find it

Arda Deniz Tugrul

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Genetics
  • Investigating the effects of cdc28 on cell cycle regulation in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae

Jessica Kate Tyerman

  • Bsc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • Pectin as a Modulator of Digestive Enzyme Activity

Dominic Weller

  • MBBS
  • The ‘dying forward’, ‘dying backward’ and ‘dying outward’ theories of motor neurone disease (MND): a review of the evidence.

Konstantinos Valtetsiotis

  • BSc (Hons) Pharmacology
  • Measuring free and bound drug and target in blood samples

Imogen Wadd

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • Epigenetic Markers of chemo-resistance in CLL

Jessica Watkins

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • Epigenetic Markers of chemo-resistance in CLL

Elizabeth Westhead

  • MBBS
  • What are the palliative care needs of older people with frailty? A qualitative systematic review

Daniel Whitaker

  • BSc (Hons) Pharmacology
  • Utilising clinical pharmacology studies to optimise analysis of blood samples in childhood cancer patients

Zhen Yi Wong

  • MBBS (NUMed Malaysia)
  • Normative scores for new digital stereoacuity test

Zhen Xin Wong

  • MBBS (NUMed Malaysia)
  • Normative scores for new digital stereoacuity test

Wei Kang Yap

  • MBBS (NUMed Malaysia)
  • Normative scores for new digital stereoacuity test

Xinye Yek

  • MBBS (NUMed Malaysia)
  • Normative scores for new digital visual acuity test

Yee Ying Yong

  • MBBS
  • Prevalence and symptoms of delirium associated with inpatient Parkinson’s disease

Julian De Zordi

  • Msci Biomedical Sciences
  • Information processing in recurrent gene regulatory networks