Best young researcher award for Psychology PhD student

Amy Jenkins, a PhD student from the College of Human and Health Sciences Psychology Department has been awarded the prize of 'Best Young Researcher' at the 2nd International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia in Valencia, Spain.

Amy Jenkins ValenciaAmy's presentation, which was entitled 'Computer Based Measures of Attentional Function in Ageing and Dementia', was of a study conducted as research development group within Swansea University, funded by the BTG Seed Corn Fund. The research team consisted of Amy Jenkins (PhD student), Professor Andrea Tales (Principal Investigator), Stephen Lindsay, Parisa Eslambolchilar, Monika Hare and Ian Thornton. 

Every participant in the Young Researchers Forum at the conference competed for the Young Researcher Awards, which were awarded to the best paper presenters.

Amy said: "The Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia conference was over three days in the beautiful city of Valencia. Being accepted to present at an International conference was quite daunting, especially considering I was there to represent the work of our research development group, I wanted to ensure I did it justice for the team. The presentation itself was a great success, the audience were engaged and my nerves were controlled. During the closing ceremony they presented the awards. I was ecstatic when I was called up on the stage to receive the award of ‘Best Young Researcher’ for my presentation. I was so proud to be there representing our research team, and the Swansea University College of Human and Health Sciences."

Andrea Tales, Amy's PhD supervisor said: "This is a wonderful start to Amy's PhD. Amy put a great deal of hard work, independent thought and initiative into the preparation and delivery of her presentation. Congratulations Amy on your award, it is thoroughly deserved."