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Rachael Hulme and Paul Troop win Cecily de Monchaux Research Prize

Rachael Hulme and Paul Troop are runners up for Faculty Prize

At the recent Cumberland Lodge Postgraduate Conference, our PhD Students Rachael Hulme and Paul Troop were the two runners up for the Cecily de Monchaux Research Prize, a prize awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty of Life Sciences.

Rachael was the runner-up in the poster competition and was awarded the Cecily de Monchaux Research Prize (£100). Her poster was entitled “How easily can we learn new meanings for known words from stories?”. Rachael is an ESRC-funded PhD student supervised by Dr. Jenni Rodd, and her research focuses on how we learn new meanings for words that already exist in our mental lexicon.

Paul won the Cecily de Monchaux Research Prize (£100) for an excellent presentation entitled “A Boundedly Rational View of Legal Adjudication”. His PhD project focuses on legal behaviour using cognitive science and he is interested in the philosophy of cognitive science, the computational theory of mind, and bounded rationality. He is supervised by Dr. David Lagnado.

Congratulations, Paul and Rachael!