PhD student Amy Jones wins accolade

Amy Jones, a first-year Human Geography PhD student at Swansea University, has won an accolade at Wales’s largest social science conference.

Amy Jones wins accoladeAmy Jones, a first-year Human Geography PhD student at Swansea University, has won an accolade at Wales’s largest social science conference. At the 2013 Annual Conference of WISERD (Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods), held at the University of South Wales on 25–26 June, Amy’s research on the Wales Coast Path – entitled ‘Walking Wales’ – won the joint Learned Society of Wales–ESRC Doctoral Training Centre prize for the Best PhD Student Poster. The posters were judged by Fellows of the Learned Society and the certificate and prize presented by Dr Lynn Williams, Chief Executive, The Learned Society of Wales. Amy’s research is co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Countryside Council for Wales, and the College of Science, and is supervised by Professor David B. Clarke and Dr Sergei Shubin of the Department of Geography.