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Queen Mary graduate awarded joint-first prize in dissertation competition

Recent geography graduate, Tabitha Shell, has won the RGS-IBG Gender and Feminist Geographies Research Group Dissertation Prize for her dissertation Emotional geographies of breastfeeding: private and public spaces of support and stress, taking home a prize of £60.

19 November 2019

Tabitha was nominated for this award by her supervisor after graduating from Queen Mary over the summer.

"To come joint first was quite a surprise! My supervisor was fantastic and really helped me on my way after I got over the initial hurdle of data collection."

Tabitha also commented on how proud she is to have received this prize on her chosen topic, "because I think the topic is so important and I am really glad the issue is getting recognition. I learnt so much from the wonderful women who helped me hugely by taking time out of their schedules and letting me interview them about a really sensitive and emotional time in their lives."