Congratulations to the winners and runners up, listed below, who participated in the prestigious Domus Research Prize competition at the College this weekend. The standard was extremely high and the research presentations were delivered to a fascinated audience made up of students, staff and alumni, including many of Linacre’s founding members, who were at College for their reunion Gaudy.

Senior Tutor, Jane Hoverd, said;

“This was a brilliant event! It was fantastic to see the Tanner Room full of our alumni, fellows and students. The presentations were all of an excellent standard, representative of the breadth of expertise our students possess. The fact that everyone remained captivated for the event from start to finish on a rather warm afternoon is a testament to the superb quality and communication skills of all the speakers.”

The Busuttil Domus Prize for the areas of Business, Criminology, Government, International Relations, Law or Politics:

Winner: Luena Ricardo – Unveiling the Puzzle: the Surrounding Existence (Or Not) Informal Public Goods

Runner Up: Sarah McKeown – Understanding NICE (NHS England)’s Impact on Access to Blood Cancer Medicine

The Keene Domus Prizes for any academic area:

Winner: Mona Hashim – Navigating the Path to Diagnosis: Unravelling the Mystery of Rare Diseases

Runner Up: Shuwen Zhou – How Can Urban Planners Make Smart Cities Serve Our Life Better?

The Dobson Prize for a student in the MPLS division:

Winner: Kae Nicolson – Extracellular Vesicles: The Future to “Endlessly” Healthy Skin Care

Runner Up: Sofia Helin – The Darth Vader Escalator