Royal Society of Biology Outreach and Engagement Award - New Researcher 2018
I received this prestigious award in recognition of my work designing and delivering outreach workshops and practical sessions with members of the public, and for co-developing the Have You Heard? project.
Dr Steve Cross, chair of the award’s judging panel, said “We were really impressed that Kirsty hasn't settled for working with one group of people, but is constantly growing and diversifying the audiences she works with"
Outstanding Contribution to Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE)
Winner 2018, student category. Awarded by the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health Social Responsibility team for my work in science communication and public involvement making research findings clearer and more accessible to underserved communities.
Outstanding Student Representative
Jointly awarded Highly Commended in the Doctoral Academy’s awards 2018 alongside fellow rep Dr Donna Littlewood for our commitment to postgraduate research student experience and instrumental role in the development of a faculty-wide wellbeing initiative.
Outstanding Contribution to Society
Awarded by the Doctoral Academy (2017) in recognition of the significant contributions I have made to the promotion of science in a way that is accessible to the public.
Making A Difference Awards
2018: Commended as a member of the The Maternal and Fetal Health Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement steering group, for the organisation of the Before You Were Born event. This public engagement event showcased the placenta, and was attended by more than 230 members of the public.
2015: Highly Commended for the Charlotte Beswick 'Inspiring Futures' event. For this event I designed and presented a talk about bioengineering and advancements in medicine, and supported other interactive workshops throughout the day.
Best Research Film
Awarded for my film “A Day In My Life As A Placenta Scientist” shown at the Postgraduate Summer Research Showcase, The University of Manchester, 2017.
I won The University of Manchester 3MT competition 2016 for successfully communicating my research to a non-scientific audience in just 3minutes with 1 slide.
Awarded University Medal in 2012 for 'Outstanding performance through programme of study': highest overall degree mark in my year at Edinburgh Napier University.