‘Research Images as Art / Art Images as Research’

Cross-Disciplinary Competition 2021

The Doctoral School would like to thank everyone for entering our competition.

This year we had 337 images entered. From this poll, the judges selected a 100 images (which will feature in an online gallery in due course). The overall winners have been chosen from that selection. As always, we had an extraordinary range of beautiful and interesting images.

Many congratulations to the winners!

This is the second year the competition has been organised entirely online. We plan to hold the next Research as Art competition in the new academic year either online or in person and we are looking forward to seeing more great images from our entrants.


First Prize (£400)

First Prize
Diane Stoianov, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences (PALS)
Scene Language [1] [2] [3]


First Prize


First Prize

Runners-Up (£200 each)

Simon Hoyte, Anthropology
The gift of the forest


Caragh Murphy-Collinson, Anthropology
The Weald


Zoë Schultz, Division of Biosciences
Skeletal Gene Expression in the Developing Sea Urchin
Sabina Blasiotti, Bartlett School of Architecture
Outlines of Nuclear Geography
Rommy Anabalon Schaaf, IOE Culture, Communication and Media
Women and Mothers

Honourable Mention

Honourable Mention
Youngjun Cho Computer Science


Honourable Mention
Louise Mc Grath-Lone, Institute of Health Informatics



The Doctoral School would also like to thank the following for acting as judges for this year's competition:

  • Professor Bob Mills, History of Art (Chair)
  • Dr Robyn Adams, Centre for Editing Lives and Letters
  • Simon Faithfull, Slade School of Fine Art
  • Elizabeth Halton, UCL Doctoral School
  • Huw Jones, UCL Digital Media
  • Peter McLennan, The Bartlett School of Planning
  • Dr Martine Rouleau, UCL Culture
  • Dr Duncan Smith, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA)
  • Dr Ana Claudia Suriani da Silva, School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS)

Our competition pages contains details of the entrants. Should you wish your details to be removed, please contact docschoolweb@ucl.ac.uk.