Simon attends FameLab UK South West finals

29 February 2016

On Thursday last week, I was delighted to present the prizes to the winner and runner-up at the regional final of the South West England and Wales’ FameLab series – on behalf of Haseltine Lake, as one of the FameLab UK sponsors. The final, hosted on Thursday 25 February 2016, was compered by Jon Wood.

Simon Rees from Haseltine Lake, Amy Jenkins and Joel Ross

Battling against eight other science enthusiasts – all of whom won their local heats earlier this year – Amy Jenkins gave an outstanding three minute presentation on the importance of scientifically sound Science Communication with a particular focus on her research area  - detecting early onset Alzheimer's - which saw her take first place at the regional final.

Amy is a student studying Psychology at Swansea University and is currently researching the early identification of Alzheimer's disease, focusing on identifying the characteristics of Subjective Cognitive Decline (SCD). She has also previously won the Best Young Researcher, Conference Presentation Award in September 2014 and the Academy of Medical Educator’s Poster Prize.

Amy will now go on to compete in the UK final, against all the nine regional winners, which will be held in London on Monday 25 April 2016.

FameLab UK is part of the annual Cheltenham Science Festival and is the country’s biggest science communication competition.

All the finalists gave fantastic performances last night and should be incredibly proud of their commitment to science. At Haseltine Lake, we are passionate about supporting and inspiring young science talent, and we are especially keen to encourage the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Simon Rees

Simon Rees

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