About the Prize

The Geographies of Health and Wellbeing Research Group (GHWRG) Annual Undergraduate Dissertation Prize is sponsored by the international journal Health and Place which is published by Elsevier.

The prize is open to any currently-registered undergraduate student in a UK university and offers £150 for the winner and £50 for a runner up.

2021 Winners

GHWRG have awarded a joint prize of first place to Finbar Aherne of University College London for his excellent work on Exploring Infectious Disease Distribution in Greater London Using Quantitative Spatial Analysis of Non-Diagnostic Proxy Data and Laura Mitchell of University of Oxford for her innovative work on “Innocent until proven guilty, healthy until deemed unhealthy”: Navigating everyday mobility for women with the (in)visible (dis)ability of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

Please see here for further information.

Previous Winners

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016

Student Blogs

We have recently started collecting short blogs from our winners describing their key research findings and journeys. These may be particularly useful to other undergraduate students embarking on their dissertation process. They also bring light to some highly innovative work being done in Geographies of Health and Wellbeing.

The full collection can be found here.

Dissertation Prize 2021

we have awarded a joint prize of first place to Finbar Aherne of University College London for his excellent work on Exploring Infectious Disease Distribution in Greater London Using Quantitative Spatial Analysis of Non-Diagnostic Proxy Data and Laura Mitchell of University of Oxford for her innovative work on “Innocent until proven guilty, healthy until deemed unhealthy”: Navigating everyday mobility for women with the (in)visible (dis)ability of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

“I know my body best”: Discussing embodied experiences of endometriosis in feminist health geography

Erika Martin, University of Bristol Endometriosis is a gynaecological condition that is thought to be caused by the overgrowth of endometrial tissue outside the uterus, causing severe pain during menstruation, sex and urination as well as contributing to complications such as infertility and fatigue (RCOG, 2019). Despite its severity and prevalence (10% of women in … Continue reading “I know my body best”: Discussing embodied experiences of endometriosis in feminist health geography

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