Anna Wilson

Laidlaw Scholar , University of Leeds
Natalja Nassonova

Research scholar & student, University of Leeds

I study Natural Sciences (Biochemistry and Nutrition) at the University of Leeds. My research project is dedicated to investigating the organisation of heart muscle cells in a condition called Dilated Cardiomyopathy. As a result of my research, I want to identify novel treatment methods for this condition.

Katherine Fox

Sustainablity and Environmental Management Student , University of Leeds

There are 25 annual Laidlaw Scholarships that provide funding to enable you to develop leadership and research skills through a range of personal development activities and two six week periods of project work throughout your time at Leeds.
Nikol Chen (she/her)

Digital Content Manager, Laidlaw Foundation

Hello! My name is Nikol and I look after the Laidlaw Scholars Network.

I am originally from Kazakhstan and I studied Human Sciences at UCL. My final research explored the potential effects of design on patient wellbeing in hospitals, and I also took modules such as Ethnographic Documentary Filmmaking, Anthropology of the Built Environment, Art in the Public Sphere, and other less interesting-sounding things :)

Drop me a line if you have any questions about the site, or if you'd just like to chat! I am always down to meet interesting people, so let's get [virtual] coffee ☕️

Imogen Catterall

Student Paediatric Nurse, University of Leeds

I am an Undergraduate Paediatric Nursing student at the University of Leeds and a Psychology with Criminology graduate. My Laidlaw research project will look at the MIMOS study (the effectiveness of Sexual Assault Referral Centres with regard to Mental Health and Substance Use: A National Mixed Method Study). My research aims to evaluate how the team undertaking the study have successfully implemented the values of the Survivors Voice "Charter for Engaging Survivors in Research".
Kate Pangbourne

University Academic Fellow, University of Leeds

I research the use of persuasive messages for voluntary travel behaviour change, collaborative processes and structures in transport governance, smart mobility and socio-technical change. I'm motivated by the climate and environmental crises caused by human excess and the search for social justice. I have a PhD in human geography, a Masters in Sustainable Rural Development, an MA in Philosophy with English Literature, and a decade of academic research experience, and a decade of experience working in the public sector (nature conservation). As well as conducting and managing research I teach undergraduate geographers, Masters students and PhD students.
Alexander Patel

Student, University of Leeds

Susan Preston

Human Geography Student and Laidlaw Scholar for Travel Time Use, University of Leeds

Laidlaw Scholar Researching "How people use their time during journeys?". In summer 2018 I conducted ethnographies in London, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam on trains and in Leeds on buses. Summer 2019 I have created a survey and done 2 focus groups. I visited the Royal Geographical Society Conference at Cardiff University in 2018 and will attend the same event in London this year, presenting my poster. In addition to my Laidlaw Scholarship, I have recently completed the Q-Step quantitative training placement at Leeds City Council. This project focused on "redefining the city's boundary". I am an incoming Equality and Inclusion project assistant at the University of Leeds. I have previously had nearly 3 years experience as a Maths Tutor, during my studies. I have been an open day ambassador for the School of Geography. I have also worked as a kitchen assistant.