Jennifer Watling, winner of the Scopus Young Researcher UK Award 2013 in the category of Arts & Humanities
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Centre PhD student wins Scopus Award

PhD student Jennifer Watling has won the 2013 UK Scopus Young Researcher Award for Arts & Humanities. Developed by Elsevier in association with the US-UK Fulbright Commission, the Scopus Awards aim to recognise and reward the talent, knowledge and expertise of young researchers in the UK in a variety of disciplines.

Six early career researchers in a range of academic disciplines will be honoured during the Award Ceremony in London in November 2013. More than 70 university executives, policy makers, senior researchers, Fulbright alumni and Elsevier top management will attend the award ceremony at the Prince Philip House in London recognising the outstanding achievements of the UK’s best early career researchers. Awards are made in the categories of Medical Science; Biochemistry, Genetics & Molecular Biology; Physical Sciences; Social Sciences; Arts & Humanities and Environmental Sciences.

You can watch a video of Jennifer discussing her research, and find out more information about the Scopus Awards on the Elsevier website.

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