Ahmed Scoops Prize for Research Video

CLAHRC PhD Student and Clinical Pharmacologist Dr Ahmed Al-Naher (pictured, left) has won first prize in a pioneering initiative to highlight the wonder and diversity of research. 

The aim of the competition, hosted by the Institute of Translational Medicine at the University of Liverpool, was to produce a short video making complicated ideas meaningful to people, turning a visual production into a highly effective tool for showcasing research. 

Using filmed clips of patients and pieces to camera, Dr Al-Naher outlined the importance of his PERMIT Project (Personalised Renal Monitoring via Information Technology.)

Ahmed said: “My CLAHRC NWC project is about developing personalised kidney function monitoring guidelines based on the characteristics of individual patients (for example, severity of heart failure). The availability of such monitoring protocols would change clinical care pathways, and potentially reduce hospital admissions, reduce cost and improve patient quality of life.”

His £500 travel bursary prize is already being put towards a trip to present his research in Europe.

A free one day iPad and iPhone video workshop ‘Science as a Story - Digital Storytelling’ was provided to all applicants.  This considered the use of narrative in effectively conveying research and its importance to different stakeholders and audiences. Videos were judged in terms of creativity, originality, research content and technical organisation.

Ahmed added: “I’m delighted to have gained first prize and really put my research out to a wider audience.”

Ahmed’s Video is on the CLAHRC NWC Youtube Channel and available on the dedicated PERMIT Project webpages of the CLAHRC NWC website here. 

More articles     Posted on: 27 March 2017