Research as Art 2015 - winners
These seventeen stunning images, and the fascinating stories behind them, are the winners of the 2015 Research as Art competition.

The competition celebrates the diversity and beauty of research at Swansea University – a top 30 research university - and the creativity and impact of its researchers.

Research as Art is the only competition of its kind, open to researchers from all subjects, and with an emphasis on telling the research story, as well as composing a striking image.

The judging panel was made up of senior figures from the Royal Institution,, the Science and Technology Facilities Council, and Art Across the City.

The overall winner is Dr Sparky Booker from the College of Arts and Humanities, with her entry “Rising from the Page”, illustrating the challenges of her research on women and justice during the Middle Ages.

Competition founder Dr Richard Johnston, senior lecturer in materials science at Swansea University, said:

“Research as Art is an opportunity for researchers to reveal their personal story, their humanity, their inspiration, and emotion. It can also be a way of presenting their research process, and what it means to be a researcher; fostering dialogue, and dissolving barriers between universities and the wider world.”
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