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Jonathan Sime Winners Announced

Robert Hickman, from the School of Psychology, Cardiff University has won this year’s prestigious Jonathan Sime Award.

After great deliberation over impressive undergraduate dissertation projects, this prestigious annual Jonathan Sime Award has been presented for 2017.

Robert Hickman, from the School of Psychology, Cardiff University has won this year’s award (which includes a cash prize of £150), with his dissertation titled “Exploring Student Attitudes to Environmental Waste Policies: A Test of the Value-Belief-Norm Theory”.

This year, a special commendation was also awarded to Nada Shehab, from the Department of Architecture and the University of Strathclyde. Her dissertation looked at Migration: “The Socio-Spatial Practices of Migrant Communities in Urban Environments. A Contextual Analysis of the Patterns of Spatial Segregation in Al Ain, Gothenburg, & Glasgow”.

In memory of Jonathan Sime, this is an award to recognise a significant contribution to the field of people-environment research in an undergraduate dissertation. Both of these dissertations demonstrated originality of thought, quality of research and reflects Jonathan’s interests in people-environment relationships.

For more information about the award (and to nominate someone next year) and to see the abstracts of those shortlisted this year, please visit: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/school-psychology/about/jonathan-sime-award