Distinguished achievement award for Danielle Turton!

Posted on June 16, 2014 by

Danielle Turton has been an outstanding PhD student. She’s pioneered use of high-tech ultrasound equipment (see photo) as part of her research, and has taught others how to use it in her role as Phonetics Lab co-ordinator. She’s been a driving force in bringing the LEL postgraduate community together through initiatives like Postgridiots, and on top of that has presented at loads of conferences and taught on several well-received undergraduate courses. She was also joint winner of this year’s Eugenie Henderson Prize. It’s no surprise, then, that she was nominated for Manchester’s Postgraduate of the Year.

Though she missed out on the prize at University level, she did scoop the Faculty Award for Distinguished Achievement. Particularly impressive given that, with around 18,000 students and 1,000 staff, the Faculty of Humanities here is bigger than a lot of medium-sized UK universities. Way to go, Danielle!

Featured image: Danielle experimenting on a hapless fellow postgraduate.