Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Impact in 60 Seconds competition at College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS), University of Glasgow; winners in three categories were announced in the 2016 instalment and their videos can be viewed below:

  • Ellanor Whiteley from the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences was the Winner of the Best Individual Entry.
  • Paula Sweeten, Hannah Donnelly and Natasha Lewis from the Centre for Cell Engineering within the Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology were the Winners of the Collaborative Group Prize.
  • Julie Miller from the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine was the Winner of the Best Data Story Prize.

The competition was again sponsored by Aridhia and supported by Glasgow City of Science, who provided the model for the competition through its Sci Shorts demonstrator project.

Pamela Brankin, Head of Marketing & Communications at Aridhia commented “Aridhia are delighted to have been part of this competition again in 2016. All of our employees are sent the film entries and are asked to vote on how engaging they are, how understandable they are and how dynamic they are. The involvement of everyone recognises the significance of engagement and communication between collaborators in the field of medical science”.

Paula Sweeten, a Doctoral Researcher in the Centre for Cell Engineering and group prize winner said “This competition has definitely enhanced my appreciation of the importance of communicating research to our stakeholders. The ability to engage with stakeholders is a priceless skill and this competition gives you a unique opportunity to do that. It’s great to know that we communicated our message effectively, and that everyone enjoyed watching the video and learning about our work. It’s really been an incredible opportunity to engage with a winder group of scientists in Glasgow and the opportunity to do that and be remembered for it is amazing”.


MVLS: Impact in 60 Seconds 2016