Claire Kanja from Rothamsted has been named winner of the first ever Global Food Security science communication competition ‘Speak Up for Food Security’. Dr Lauren McGale from the University of Liverpool was announced as the runner-up.
12 finalists from a range of disciplines competed to win the Global Food Security (GFS) Programme’s first ever ‘Speak Up for Food Security’ competition in London on Friday 15 March, following an intensive training course in narrative techniques and presentation skills.
The early career researchers presented their 3-minute talks to a judging panel of researchers and communicators, including BBC presenter Dr Adam Rutherford and Director of the GFS programme Dr Riaz Bhunnoo. Both the winner Claire Kanja and runner-up Lauren McGale will be presenting alongside GFS at Cheltenham Science Festival 2019.