UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


Announcing the winners of our digital contest

13 November 2020

We were 'blown away' by the winners' creativity!


We recently held a Digital Content Competition where we asked students and early-career researchers in UCL's healthcare engineering and digital health sphere to create some quick, snappy content about their work.

In a time where more and more people are turning to social media for science and health information, it's important that we convey our work in concise and creative formats.  

We're very pleased to announce the winners: Priya Ahmed, an undergraduate student in UCL Engineering, and Dr Anita Karsa, a postdoctoral researcher in UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. They each receive £200 prizes and the opportunity to receive further science communication training. 

The contestants were judged on their ability to communicate a healthcare engineering topic in an entertaining and informative way, and so that it can be understood by most people regardless of education level. 

Priya used her super artistic skills to illustrate an Instagram multiple-image post showing how UCL researchers are responding to COVID challenges. We really enjoyed her use of vibrant colour and simple icons that clearly summarised the projects. 

Priya Ahmed's illustration of a UCL Ventura CPAP machine

See her full Instagram post here

Anita really 'blew us away' with her creative, funny video about MRI safety. Equipped with household objects like a hairdryer, tin foil and earplugs, Anita demonstrates how MRI machines compare to other scanners and shares tips on how to stay safe near an MRI machine (hint: make sure you remember to take off your wedding ring!).

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Congratulations again to the winners, and thank you for sharing your creations with us!