Ban recycling boxes to protect binmen, say occupational health experts – David Thomas

Waste collection systems used throughout the UK could be causing significant long-term musculoskeletal issues for workers, research has shown.

This project which has been reported in ‘The Telegraph’
Occupational safety and health of refuse workers. The work which has been undertaken over the last 4 years has recently been published by the  Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

Dr David Thomas, an Academic Portfolio Lead in the School of Design at the University of Greenwich and a Member of IOSH’s Environmental and Waste Management Group Committee said:

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3MT – Competition FLAS / University of Greenwich

Judge’s Choice: Harriet Lowe (HSS) – Second language learning and the ‘knack’ for languages: are the rest of us doomed?

People’s Choice: Peter Soar (CMS) – Integrating Structural Mechanics in Microstructure Solidification Modelling

The 3 Minute Thesis competition is always a great event and a fantastic rehearsal for research students to begin to articulate their projects to broader audiences. In the recent heats, our Faculty winners were:

University wide winner for the 3MT – Competition


Receiving her award from Professor Javier Bonet is the People’s Choice winner, Harriet Lowe from the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

School of Design – Student Outstanding International Achievement

Agnesa Pulvirenti’s work (above) is a practice research exploration of visual agnosia, described in Oliver Sacks’ The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and showed the effect of visual impairments experienced in this disease.
Maria Vioque Nguyen’s work (above) was a large format, beautifully crafted circular visual interpretation of the emotions expressed in Molly Bloom’s 4000-word monologue from James Joyce’s Ulysses. A practice research piece that demonstrates her knowledge gained

Congratulations to Maria Vioque Nguyen and Agnese Pulvirenti (both year 3 BA Hons Graphic and Digital Design) for winning the ISTD Award (International Society of Typographic Designers) through the International Student Assessment Design Awards, and especially to Maria, who won a Commendation for her project, the highest possible award. She achieved one of only 10 Commendations awarded in the UK in 2019.

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