PhD students celebrate best research presentations at ‘Breaking Boundaries’


​Abdul Seckam with his certificate at the Breaking Boundaries conference.

PhD student Valeria Lo lacono dancing in Eygpt.

​Cardiff Met PhD students celebrate after receiving praise for best oral research presentations at recent 'Breaking Boundaries' conference held at Cardiff University.

This conference organised by and for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers, provides participants the opportunity to practise presenting research to people outside of their specialist field, and showcases current research in the social and economic sciences from institutions in Cardiff and neighbouring areas.

Abdul Seckam was awarded a £100 prize for the best presentation in the Health and Social Care section. His presentation was regarding the ongoing research project : 'Patients' experiences of having their wounds treated with medical grade honey: and interpretative phenomenological analysis' being carried out by Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Dr Rose Cooper, Dr Katie Thirlaway, Dr Jenny Mercer and Abdul Seckam.

Cardiff School of Sport PhD student, Valeria Lo Iacono was also awarded £50 for her presentation about her model of living heritage, inspired by the 2003 UNESCO Convention on intangible cultural heritage, using a form of dance (Egyptian raqs sharqi) as a case study. The full title of the project is ''Dance As Living Cultural Hertiage: A Transcultural Ethnochoreology of Raqs Sharqi'' supervised by Dr David Brown, reader in the Sociology of Sport and Physical Culture.