Stuart Thomas wins Elsevier Prize at Swansea University

Postgraduate student Stuart Thomas, Department of Geography, received the award for the best Physical Geography MSc dissertation

Stuart Thomas, Elsevier PrizeWe are delighted to announce that Stuart Thomas has won the 2015 Elsevier Prize at Swansea University for the best Physical Geography MSc dissertation with findings that have a clear societal impact or a potential for practical application.

Stuart’s winning dissertation was on the efficiency in terms of transport and environmental effects of the bus-based Park and Ride scheme in the Swansea area.

A quote from the assessors’ reports:

"This dissertation represents a superb combination of a high-quality user survey and an expert level GIS analysis. This led to an insightful report which is potentially very valuable for the local authority as well as the P+R community."

In the picture are (left) Elsevier Prize winner Stuart Thomas and (right) Dr John Hiemstra (Head of MSc in Geographic Information and Climate Change)

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Stuart on this achievement and wish him success in his research career!

Prof. J. Rose, MSc External Examiner

Dr I. Robertson, MSc Coordinator

Dr J. Hiemstra, MSc Coordinator