Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences


STEM for BRITAIN finalist

8 March 2023

Poppy at a conference

Congratulations to Poppy Nikou, whose poster - 'Modelling Anatomical Changes during Radiotherapy Treatment' - was selected as one of 20 finalists in the Physics category at the STEM for BRITAIN competition. Chosen from hundreds of entries, on 6th March, Poppy was invited to Westminster to present her poster and discuss her work with MPs and industry guests.

The competition invited applications from early-career research scientists, engineers, technologists, and mathematicians for the opportunity to exhibit at the event.

Poppy said: "Presenting my work to policymakers and industry representatives at the House of Commons was a pleasure. I greatly appreciated the opportunity to discuss how medical imaging and computational models can result in improvements in the planning and delivery of radiotherapy treatment."

"The presentations highlighted the breadth and depth of the STEM field within the UK. This celebration of research complemented the announcement of the government's new science and technology framework on the day. As an early career researcher, it was really exciting to hear the news from the chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee and important to have them support our work."

STEM for BRITAIN is a major scientific poster competition and exhibition held in Parliament since 1997 and organised by the Parliamentary & Scientific Committee. Chaired by Stephen Metcalfe MP, it aims to give members of both Houses of Parliament an insight into the outstanding research work undertaken in UK universities by early-career researchers.

Poppy’s poster can be viewed here.