Dr. Neil Vaughan has been announced as winner of the 2014 Postgraduate Research Prize, presented by Prof. John Vinney, Vice-chancellor of Bournemouth University. The prize is award to the most outstanding post-graduate researcher across all schools and faculties delivering most impact, progress, performance and achievement. The award was judged be the University Executive Team (UET) including Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Vinney and Pro-vice Chancellor Research & Innovation, Prof. John Fletcher. The PhD research within the BU Data Science Institute has also won several other international awards and scholarships.
The prize was presented by Prof. John Vinney, Vice Chancellor of BU during the 2014 graduation ceremony for Faculty of Science and Technology at the Bournemouth International Center (BIC).
This award follows a string of international awards, prizes and recognition for the developed PhD Epidural Simulator research. Dr Vaughan’s epidural PhD research has been recipient of a number of international awards, including:
- Finalist for National Patient Safety Awards 2013, in the Technology and IT to Improve Patient Safety category
- Final 8 for Design of Medical Devices International Student Design Showcase 2013.
- Final 10 for American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Innovation Showcase in USA, 2013 – competing against MIT and Harvard.
- Winner of Innovation Award from Institution of Engineering & Technology 2013.
- Winner of Scholarship in Ambition Awards from Institution of Engineering & Technology 2013.
- Winner of EPSRC ICT Pioneers 2014, Impact of novel and emerging ICT on society.
- Final 6 for the Times Higher Education Awards 2014 for outstanding ICT initiative.
- Winner of Best postgraduate researcher prize from Vice Chancellor of Bournemouth University, Nov, 2014.
Dr Neil Vaughan is now a post-doctoral researcher, at the Data Science Institute, Bournemouth University. The award winning Epidural Simulator is further described on the BU research website and was listed in the BU Annual Review 2014 and was presented in the house of commons to UK national MPs.