Presentation success for early-career scientist

Posted on Wednesday 10th May 2017
PHD Psychology Prize Winner

Third year PhD Candidate in Neuroscience, Konstantina Kyriakopoulou, has been awarded a BNA Bursary by the British Neuroscience Association.

She was presented with the award at the BNA 2017: Festival of Neuroscience, held in Birmingham last month.

Konstantina was presenting two pieces of research at the conference; on how humans make decisions and what guides these decisions. She provided neurophysiological evidence on the topics abstracts of her work to be published in the Journal of Brain and Neuroscience Advances.

‘It was an honour to have my work recognised,’ said Konstantina.

‘To be acknowledged in this way, for the quality of my work gives me a great boost of confidence in my abilities going forward. I look forward to further challenging myself, collaborating with experts and sharing my results with others.

‘Since the University of Bolton is a Teaching Intensive, Researched Informed university, it is important for researchers to present their findings and then bring them back so they can be incorporated into the teaching.

‘The focus of the University is very much on student satisfaction and every lecturer uses their expertise to make sure that students achieve their potential.’

Research and innovation underpins the University’s teaching and ensure the quality of the courses. Through the process of teaching and assessment, the University facilitates students’ personal and professional development to help them achieve their goals and enjoy successful careers.

Konstantina began her studies in Greece with a BSc in Speech and Language Therapy, before undertaking her Masters in Neuroscience at University College London.

She received a full scholarship to do her PhD in Social Neuroscience and is now in her third and final year. She combines her study with teaching in the Social Neuroscience lab at the School of Education and Psychology.

‘The University has supported me throughout my studies and helped me attend, and present, at the international conference of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society in New York.

‘I really appreciate being able to teach, not only at undergraduate level but also at postgraduate level as well in the field of my expertise.’