PGR Showcase Past Winners

 Showcase Winners from 4 Categories  


The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Postgraduate Research Showcase highlights the range of research being undertaken by PGRs across the Faculty. This is an excellent opportunity for PGRs to gain experience of presenting their research in different ways, and to different kinds of audiences.

At the HSS PGR Showcase in June 2018, Professor Graham Kemp, then Director of the Liverpool Doctoral College, attended to present the Academic Judges Prize to Suzanne McClure (pictured far right), Department of English, for her poster entitled, ‘D.H. Lawrence and Americanism: Reflections  on Donald Trump’.

External cultural partners from National Museums Liverpool (NML), and Unilever Records and Management Archive (UARM), were also in attendance. Francoise McClafferty, Policy and International Relations Officer at NML, presented the External Partner Prize to Omar Kalen from ULMS for his poster, ‘Towards a Theoretical Framework for gamification as a complimentary capability'.

Students were also invited to vote for their favorite poster, and the winner of the Student Prize was Rio Matchett (second right), Department of English, for her poster on ‘Butch and Femme Performativity in the Little Review’, which was presented by Rory Hughes, Liverpool Guild of Students President.

In 2018, for the first time, PGR’s were given the option of presenting a one-minute video pitch summarising their research. Professor Kate Marsh, HSS Director of Post Graduate Research presented the prize to Amie Caddy (pictured left), Department of English, for her video on ‘Djuna Barnes: “The most Famous Unknown” and her obsession with the Other’. 

The winners each received a £50 voucher!


The Faculty was to join with the wider University at the PGR Showcase on 31st March 2020, however, this event was cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.