The 2021-22 competition winners are:

Winner: Fern Mitchell – ‘The Lens of Science Capital’.

Runner-Up: Elena Cassidy-Smith – ‘Navigating the rabbit hole’.

Runner-Up: Alison McMillan – ‘If you have to carry anyone during your early career research, choose a lightweight, and don’t let them steer’.

VR Images 2021-22 Entries



"The competition allowed me to reconnect with my creative side and to disseminate my research from a completely different perspective, telling the story through the lens.  

It offers so much to both PGR students and staff – an asset to the research community at WGU.  It’s a creative outlet that has allowed me to reflect on my journey, think of innovative ideas, and communicate my research through the lens. Regardless of previous experience with photography, it is an opportunity that everyone should engage with at least once – you’ll only know what’s possible when you try.  

I’m grateful to WGU researcher development team for this opportunity and continued support with this competition."

Gwennan Barton, Visualising Research Competition winner 2020-21 and runner-up 2019-20 


"This competition is a medium which allows for staff and students to share and discuss their ideas to all.  From seeing others’ artwork in the past and their ideas, it inspired me to put something forward for this year’s competition.’"

Julian Ayres, Visualising Research Competition runner-up 2020-21 


 Competition entries

2019-2020 (top) 2020-2021 (bottom)