Insights into diverse and innovative well-being research from the first EUniWell Research Thesis Prize winners
Communication as a way for science to reach new audiences
EUniWell values interdisciplinarity and the learning experience that can be gained from combining different interests, expertises, and perspectives. Based on this principle, the EUniWell Research Thesis Prizes recognise students from different partner universities working in different fields, either linked to Individual and Social Well-Being or Environment, Urbanity and Sustainable Development.
Communication skills are crucial for any researcher wishing to widen the impact of their research and engage with society and citizens. Therefore, as part of their prize, the young researchers received a dedicated communication training in Nantes, France, where they learned how to popularise their work, developed an audience-driven presentation to generate interest, and recorded a short video under real studio conditions. .
Beyond developing EUniWell young researchers’ skills, this initiative contributes to the dissemination of scientific knowledge and aims to have a positive impact on society, as well as developing EUniWell’s network of researchers.
During this in-person training, the researchers were able to explain their research topic to peers working in different fields and thus enrich their reflections by considering diverse points of view and expertises. This opportunity was created to encourage interdisciplinary exchange between researchers working on different facets of well-being and foster international collaboration for passionate researchers united by a common purpose: to understand, measure, improve and rebalance individual and social well-being on all levels.
A multidimensional approach to well-being
Discover the videos produced by our young researchers during their training, and enrich your understanding of the notion of well-being with fresh perspectives on chemistry, urbanism, linguistics, and computer science, among other topics.
- Georgia Bird from the University of Birmingham aims to understand whether the emotion-regulation strategies used by athletes for performance relate to their symptoms of mental illness and mental well-being.
- Marco Bonechi from the University of Florence is working on new ways to store renewable energy, with particular attention on fuel cells.
- Georgina Charissis from Linnaeus University is conducting a linguistic analysis to support non-Swedish speakers in Physical Health and Education classes.
- Emmanuel Coëtard from Nantes Université is exploring our collective representations about careers in socially low-valued jobs.
- Johanna Kuske from the University of Cologne is exploring the role of entrepreneurs as employers, and in particular their actions to protect employees’ well-being.
- Zeynab Mohseni (Artemis) from Linnaeus University is developing learning analytics tools for teachers to increase students’ learning, motivation and well-being.
- Lise Patron from Nantes Université is exploring why local governments integrate health and well-being into their urban projects.
- Valentina Tomat from the University of Murcia is investigating the role and behaviour of people in energy-related strategies.
- Karen Vargas Santander from the University of Murcia is working to understand the balance between corporate benefits and benefits for society.
- Ragna Winniewski from the University of Cologne is doing research on theoretical concepts of synesthesia and how it connects to therapeutic approaches in the field of dementia.
- Discover our researchers “behind-the-scenes” in a short video!
Congratulations to our first laureates for their work!
Find out more about the EUniWell Research Thesis Prize.
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