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12 Jul 2016

PhD student wins first prize in poster competition

Social Sciences PhD student, Sian Lewis, has been awarded first place at the British Society of Criminology Conference 2016.

The British Society of Criminology (BSC) Annual Poster Prize was awarded to Sian for her submission exploring perceptions and experiences of sexual harassment on the London underground.

Judges described Sian’s poster as having an original and creative use of graphics, a clear theme and a good balance between images and text, making the research understandable and accessible to ‘non-experts’. 

Working in collaboration with British Transport Police, Sian’s PhD explores the ‘Perceptions and Experiences of Sexual Harassment on the London Underground Network’. Her research takes a qualitative, feminist, victim-centred approach in order to understand and challenge the pervasive issue of sexual harassment in public space.

Sian comments: “I am delighted at winning the prize so early on in her research career, and glad that the issue of sexual harassment is being recognised as a significant criminological and social issue.”

The annual BSC conference took place 6-8 July in Nottingham, with the overarching theme ‘Inequalities in a Diverse World’. Sian was awarded £100 in vouchers from Sage Publications.

For more information or to keep up to date with the research, email Sian here